A successful CLC Christmas Program


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A successful CLC Christmas Program

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A successful CLC Christmas Program

The 2014 Community Learning Centre (CLC) Christmas Program concluded in early December with visits to CLCs in Central and Gulf Provinces. The Foundation Team with the assistance of Digicel volunteers visited Pelegai and Rovarova CLCs on the Aroma Coast of Central Province and Malalaua, Urulau, Tapala, Heatore, Mupa, Kepamai, Pukari, Terapo, Auakotai, Sirori, Iosipi and Uto CLCs in Kerema and Malalaua District of Gulf Province.  “Our annual CLC Christmas program shares the spirit of Christmas. We foster hope in the places forgotten by Government services with the desire to keep alive the children’s hunger for education – a basic human right,” says Beatrice Mahuru, CEO of Digicel PNG Foundation. Many of the CLC students showcased what they had learnt during the school year. Many of the teachers shared testimonies of how the phonics program they are teaching has had an incredible impact on the students’ literacy and numeracy skills. For many of these children, it is the first and only Christmas present they will ever receive and gives them a chance to experience the Christmas spirit of love, joy and peace. During these visits over 1200 gifts were presented to the students who attend these various CLCs. For many of these children it is the first and only Christmas present they will receive. Over 100 volunteers from 13 departments joined the Foundation team to visit a total of 27 Community Learning Centres (CLCs) in the National Capital District and Central and Gulf Provinces.

A successful CLC Christmas Program