Handover Ceremony for the Project for the Construction of a New Science Laboratory at Kasisi Girls’ Secondary School in Chongwe, Lusaka Province
The handover ceremony of a new science laboratory, with the necessary equipment, at Kasisi Girls’ Secondary School, took place on Tuesday, 23rd October 2018. This is marked the completion of “the Project for the Construction of a New Science Laboratory at Kasisi Girls’ Secondary School in Chongwe, Lusaka Province” with funds provided by the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects by the Government of Japan.
The ceremony was attended by Mr. Hidenobu Sobashima, Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Zambia, Ms. Edith Muwana, Acting Permanent Secretary of Lusaka Province, Mr. Christopher Sinkamba, Lusaka Provincial Education Officer, Mrs. Ruth Phiri, Chongwe District Education Board Secretary, Sr. Sylvia Kagulura, Chairperson of the Board of Kasisi Girls’ Secondary School, Mr. Jonathan Tambatamba, Chairperson of P.T.A. of the school, Sr. Prisca Phiri, Headteacher of the school, and its teachers and pupils, totaling about 200 people.
The school provides education for the girls not only in Lusaka Province but also outside the province, including those economically vulnerable and orphans. However, because of the worn science rooms and insufficient equipment, the pupils were not able to conduct appropriate science experiment. Responding to the request by Kasisi Girls’ Secondary School for assistance, the Government of Japan decided to extend up to US$91,613 for constructing a new science laboratory equipped with 3 experiment rooms and for procuring the necessary furniture and equipment.
With the completion of this project, about 430 girls at the school from Grade 8 to 12 are now able to conduct appropriate science experiments. As a result, the quality of the science education of Kasisi Girls’ Secondary School should be improved, and its pupils should further enjoy their study.
To read the speech by Ambassador Sobashima at this ceremony, please click here.