Handover Ceremony for Water Testing Kits (UNICEF)

Speech by Ambassador Kagomiya
Main attendees
On December 13, Ambassador Kagomiya attended the handover ceremony of 30,000 Water Testing Kits to the Department of Education of the Federated States of Micronesia.
This support to provide Water Testing Kits is a part of the infectious disease control project totaling US$1.3 million funded by the Government of Japan. In this project, we have mainly constructed school toilets and hand washing stations with the aim of preventing the spread of infectious diseases in the future. The water quality testing kits provided will be distributed to many schools in the four states and will be used in efforts to help children understand the importance of safe water.
The children sang in chorus Christmas carols during the ceremony.
The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Wayne Mendiola, Jr., Acting Secretary of the Department of Education of FSM, Mr. Stanley Etse, Director of the Department of Education of Pohnpei State, Mr. Jaap van Hierden, the UN Resident Coordinator, and Mr. Cromwell Bacareza, Chief of the UNICEF North Pacific Field Office. Acting Secretary of Education extended his gratitude to the government and people of Japan regarding its support for the people of the Federated States of Micronesia.

Children who attended the ceremony