The Digicel Foundation strives to support projects that provide opportunities that will inspire and build positive energy in its citizens, which will in turn lead to stronger, self sufficient communities. The Mobile Learning Centre in 6 Mile is the realization of Digicel Foundation’s vision to make a difference and play a positive role in peoples lives in PNG.
The settlers in 6 Mile come from all over PHG from the Highlands to the coastal areas and are therefore a mixed community. The Foursquare Church have been active here for 9 years now and have built a strong and solid relationship with the 6 Mile community.
It is the Digicel Foundation’s belief that this Mobile Learning Centre will help the community in 6 Mile grow even more by giving the community access to a safe and secure community facility to be used as a school, library, resource centre and community learning centre for various kinds of training such as adult literacy, skilled-based training, cooking and sewing for women, and HIV/AIDS awareness depending on the specific needs of the community.
This is only the beginnning as the Digicel Foundation plans on rolling out a total of 25 MLC’s in PNG by the end of March 2009.Besides the roll out of Mobile Learning Centres the Foundation has completely rebuildt a primary and elementary school with 8 class rooms (including black boards and new school desks), a staff room, a library, a toilet block and a water tank in Barakau village, Central Province within a 4 month time frame. The school was launched in November.