U.S. Funding Goes Toward Education

Ambassador Armbruster presented the RMI government with a check for over $8 million this week to go towards, education, health, environmental and food security programs.  On Ejit Island, school children welcomed the opening of new classrooms and restrooms funded through Compact of Free Association allocations.  The new classrooms will allow the Ejit school to have classes through 8th grade.  The $360,000 project took about one year to complete and includes a community resource center to give parents a space to stay involved with the life of the school.  Minister of Education Hilda Heine cut the ribbon for the new classes on February 5 in a ceremony with hundreds of students, teachers, parents, community leaders and even the Ejit police force on hand.  Congratulations to all.  Jerammon im kommol.