Life Care looks to mobile education

Youth & Careers

WHILE education is very important for all children in Papua New Guinea, many are still out of school, according to Life Care PNG.
The Port Moresby-based charity organisation is venturing into a mobile education project to provide education to underprivileged children and children from disadvantaged families who are financially handicapped.
While feeding and clothing kids for over eight years, Life Care PNG realised that the clothes and the food given to the children would not help them in the long run.
They have observed that a large number of children were aimlessly living on the streets and settlements without going to school and some left school due to lack of parental guidance and funding constraints.
The mobile education project is aimed at bringing children to regular schools after two years of mobile schooling.
It will start at the Baruni dump area, targeting around 400 children and Siraka village in Gerehu, targeting 600 children.
Life Care PNG director Collin Pake said members of the two communities were willing to support the project by providing security and labour.
“We conducted a trial in June and it was amazing to see these kids coming and sitting in class,” Pake said.
He added that the project would run for two years and they had so far raised K250,000 for next year.
However, Pake said they still needed to raise K125,000 for 2018 to fully implement their plan.
The programme will also include breakfast and lunch for the children.

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