Education is the single biggest opportunity one can give a child. Through our educational infrastructure development projects, Digicel PNG Foundation has increased access to quality, inclusive education infrastructure in Papua New Guinea.
Digicel PNG Foundation to date has built 66 Early Learning Halls, 198 double classrooms for Primary Schools and 135 Elementary School double classrooms along with 33 Libraries in Papua New Guinea. That is a total of 432 infrastructure projects in schools
A guiding principle of ours is to ensure there is community ownership of all our projects. Schools that are beneficiaries of our classroom projects are required to commit sweat equity to assist our projects team. Some schools have raised project fees to contribute towards the building of the classrooms.
Each school education infrastructure project consists of two classrooms with desks, an office space, a water tank, two ventilation improved pit (VIP) toilets and solar lighting. We also include bucket showers with the classrooms we build for Primary Schools. Thanks to our partnership with Atlas Steel, the Foundation is able to produce steel building materials at a discounted price. We also have a dedicated team of local building contractors that we work with to build classrooms. These contractors have traversed every district of the country with our team to build classrooms.
In 2020 Digicel PNG Foundation launched its first ever 4-in-1 in Jubilee Secondary School in the National Capital District and Busu Secondary School in Lae, Morobe Province.