29 October 2012
The official opening ceremony of new playgrounds at Dunnottar School took place on October 26, at Dunnottar School, Castries, St. Lucia. The St. Lucia Association for Persons with Development Disabilities received a Grant of US$28,522 from the Government of Japan through the Grant Assistance for the Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP). By using this grant, a new playground has been constructed and new equipment has been installed on both the new and existing playgrounds.
The ceremony was attended by Excellency Yoshimasa Tezuka, Ambassador of Japan to St. Lucia and Mrs. Carolyn Archibald, Principal of Dunnottar School. The Honorable Dr. Robert Lewis, Minister of Education, Human Resource Development and Labour was also in attendance.
Ambassador Tezuka gave a speech at the ceremony, in which he stated that education is extremely important in the context of human development and even more so for the development of the country. The Grant seeks to improve motor and social skills of differently-abled children through physical activity and with the completion of the project, the Dunnottar School facility is now better equipped to provide a safer and more creative environment for children to learn through physical activity.
The Government of Japan welcomes further opportunities to work with the Government and the people of St. Lucia, all with a view to strengthening the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding which exist between the two countries.
Attached are pictures of the ceremony which may be resized and distributed.
For further information, please contact:
Economic Cooperation Section
Embassy of Japan in Trinidad and Tobago
Tel: (868)-628-5991/3 Ext. 234