Donations and Supports by: The Government of New Zealand through NZAids “Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade”.
The three ton brand new Toyota DYNA truck is donated by the Government of New Zealand to cater for the needs of the trainees to travel with tools and equipments some tens of kilometers from Fisheries Training Centre to the Kiribati Marine Training Centre to carry out practical exercises using the shared Fire Fighting and Survival facilities. These facilities were also donated by the Government of New Zealand and the co-sharing arrangement has been a success.
60 inch TV Screen with surround Home Theater Satellite Speakers and a White Screen.Like no other fully equipped Instructional Video Theater in the country, FTC trainees may be able to clearly view and understand what has been taught by watching live documented instructions and practical applications through movies.
JICA/JOCV and Mr Atshusi KATO Japan International Corporation Agency provided a Japanese Language Teacher to acknowledge the institute’s request for the need to upgrade the Japanese langauge skills and cultures taught at the centre. Atshusi Kato san, arrived in the country on the 18th January 2011 and officially moved into office on the 28th January 2011 after a two weeks orientation supvervised by JICA head office on South Tarawa. Mr Kato will be working with the Language Department for one year after which he may optionally extend his contract or return home to Japan. One of Mr Kato’s great challenge is the revision and upgrading of the Japanese Language curriculum to speed trainees comprehension in the language apart from the Japanese culture. While staying in the country and FTC, Mr Kato is encouraged to mingle with the locals by attending formal and informal functions to experience and have a taste of the luxcury of our Kiribati culture and custom. May I take this opportunity, on behalf of the staff & trainees of Fisheries Training Centre and the people of the Republic of Kiribati to express my inner gratitude to Japan International Corporation Agency (JICA) for the deployment of a Japanese Teacher volunteer through the Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer (JOCV) scheme.