DIGICEL FOUNDATION LAUNCHES FOUR CLASSROOMS IN MOROBE PROVINCE


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DIGICEL FOUNDATION LAUNCHES FOUR CLASSROOMS IN MOROBE PROVINCE

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DIGICEL FOUNDATION LAUNCHES FOUR CLASSROOMS IN MOROBE PROVINCE

Morobe : Today Gabmazung Primary School and its feeder school, Gabsongkeg Elementary School, were proud recipients of Digicel PNG Foundation’s investment in education infrastructure. Both double classroom projects were funded by Digicel Foundation at a total cost of K300,000. Gabmazung Primary School’s large double classroom will provide much needed space for 80 extra students at the school. At K200,000, this education infrastructure package includes an office space and 40 double desks, a water tank, two kit showers,two ventilation improved pit (VIP) toilets and a solar kit with lighting for the classrooms..  Gabmazung’s feeder school, Gabsongkeg Elementary School received a similar but smaller steel pre-fabricated double classroom providing additional classroom space for 40 extra students at the school. At a cost K100,000, this package includes an office space and a water tank,two VIP toilets and a solar kit with lighting for the classrooms..  . Gabmazung Primary School and Gabsongkeg Elementary School are located in the Huon Gulf District, an hour and a half north east of Lae City. Gabmazung is a Lutheran Church agency school  which was established in 1963 in the Wampar LLG. It is a level 5 primary school with an enrolment of  513 students and 14 registered teachers and caters for a population of over 10,000 Meanwhile, its feeder school, Gabsongkeg is a community owned and registered elementary school which serves a population of 3000+. The school has 353 students this year, attributing the 37% from last year’s figures to the government’s free education policy. Acting Provincial Education Advisor, Berei Kelo said; “The Division of Education is fully aware of the need in terms of infrastructure due to the influx of enrollment, so we are most grateful to Digicel Foundation for their funding of these four classrooms in the Huon District of Morobe Province.” He called on the Students and the Community and to ensure they look after their new classrooms so that generations ahead may also enjoy the privilege of an education in a safe and secure environment. Marina van der Vlies, CEO of Digicel Foundation said; “Despite the overcrowding and the hardship most rural schools like Gabsongkek and Gabmazung are faced with, they have continued to grow with the support of their community. And it is this great community partnership that is worthy of our support as we recognize their commitment to become stronger communities for the future.” To date the Digicel Foundation has funded 156 community based projects covering 22 provinces in PNG and put K13 million back into marginalized PNG communities which has directly impacted more than 100,000 people. The Digicel Foundation plans to continue the funding of community projects in the area of basic education and health aiming to support communities as they become more self-reliant in the future.
DIGICEL FOUNDATION LAUNCHES FOUR CLASSROOMS IN MOROBE PROVINCE