On thursday April 08, 2021, the Representative of the Embassy of Japan in Burundi Mr. SASAO Kohei went to the Fundamental School of Gitezi in Isale Commune of the Province of Bujumbura in order to give a donation to the local community. The financing contract in the amount of ninety thousand two hundred and twenty-eight US dollars (USD 90,228) was signed on September 10, 2019 in Bujumbura between the Embassy of Japan in Burundi and the association of “Initiative pour le Développement de la Person Rurale”(IDPR).
The purpose of this donation was to ensure the implementation of the following activities: construction of a block of 2 classrooms; building an administrative block; construction of a latrine block; rehabilitation of 2 existing blocks with 4 classrooms; purchase of 120 desks, 10 tables and 15 chairs; installation of a water tank and installation of solar energy.
Japan considers education as one of the priorities of its cooperation in Burundi. This area is the key to socio-economic development and human security at both local and national levels. The development of human resources is the only way to a better life.
The donation to local micro-projects contributing to human security is designed to promote self-help and develop a sense of initiative among basic communities in order to incite them to problems that affect them in the fields of education, health, water and sanitation, as well as the environment.
In these ceremonies, the government of Burundi was represented by the Director General of National Education at the Ministry of National Education and Scientific Research, Dr Paul HAKIZIMANA accompanied by the Director in charge of Relations with Africa, Asia and Oceania at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Development Cooperation, Mr. Pancrace CIMPAYE.