Salailua and Goshen Trust receives assistance from Japan

Two signing ceremonies to formalize two new Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP) at the Embassy of Japan office in Apia this week.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Samoa, H.E. Mr. Keisuke SENTA signed over the grants with the recipients’ representatives of Salailua Village Council, Honourable Minister Mulipola Anarosa Molio’o and Salailua Village Independent Water Sub- Committee and the Goshen Trust Mental Health Services.
Salailua village council and Salailua Village Independent Water Sub-Committee received a grant of up to USD 167,140 (approximately SAT 435,000) for the improvement of the water supply system in the village.
This grant will also enable the water sub-committee to import a new 520k litre storage tank from Australia and build a foundation work to connect it to an existing storage tank, and to also install a security fence around the tank.
Goshen Trust Mental Health Services received a grant of up to USD 170,975 (approximately SAT 445, 000) which will assist the mental health services to construct a new two- storey mental health facility containing 1 large room, 1 small office, 1 consultation room, 2 toilets, 2 basins, 2 shower room and 16 bedrooms to provide a safe and proper health services such as rehabilitation programmes and vocational training for their clients.
The Government of Japan continues to support and assist small-scale projects directly benefitting at the grass-roots level as well as contributing to the socio-economic development of the Independent State of Samoa through its GGP.