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Bishop Martin High School receives Building Donation from Japan Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 November 2017 00:00

The Bishop Martin High School in Orange Walk was a lucky beneficiary of a new school building. The building was donated by the Government of Japan and on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, a contract for the financial contribution was officially signed. Representatives from the Embassy of Japan traveled to the school for the ceremony where the contract valued at BZD $207,248 was handed over.

Shinichi Yamanaka, Counselor, Embassy of Japan, handed over the contract for the project, which is being implemented under the grant assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project of the Government of Japan. The policy of that program focuses on human protection and the empowerment of people and to the Japanese, those focal points work hand in hand with education. The Government and people of Japan believes that a good education requires more than sound curriculum; adequate resources and facilities, as well as the dedicated and professional effort of everyone involved are required.

Luis Pook, Principal, Bishop Martin High School, approximates that about 388 students, from first through fourth forms, will be able to see the new building, while first to third formers will be able to benefit from the facilities in the new building. Pook expressed to the students that what happened was not so much about the teachers, or the Minister, or Yamanaka but about the students themselves, and encouraged them to take advantage of the improved facilities.