OIL and gas company Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd (KPHL) yesterday announced the winners of its 2018 calendar competition to commemorate the 2017 National Literacy Week.
The competition was initiated by KPHL to provide an opportunity for children at Life PNG Care (LPC) to understand the importance of literacy and promote this year’s NLW theme – quality literacy, quality life.
LPC is a non-for-profit organisation that caters for underprivileged children in National Capital District.
It has 40 resident children who attend school. They took part in the four-week competition, which began on July 11 and involved drawings ot illustrations depicting the Literacy Week theme.
Twelve winning entries will be used in KPHL’s 2018 calendar.
Four winners were selected by a judging panel.
The 12 winners received Theodist gift vouchers of K100 each for age categories 6 to 15 years and K200 for 16 to 20 years.
- Category A – 6 to 10 years:
- Sebastian Kamora, Lighthouse Christian Academy;
- Caleb Yank, Mobile School;
- Stanley Wasu, Mobile School; and,
- Hostin Kolen, Mobile School.
- Category B – 11 to15 years:
- Stanley Hicos, Philip Aravure Primary School;
- Bethany Yans, Philip Aravure Primary;
- Madlyn Kumora, Philip Aravure Primary; and,
- Gibbi Biru, Lighthouse Christian Academy.
- Category C – 16 to 20 years:
- Alphonse Erico (male), 17, LPC Home School;
- Jennifer Yans (female), 18, Limana Vocational School;
- Regina Yans (female), 17, Marianville Secondary; and,
- Eva Quency (female), 17, Limana Vocational.
KPHL general manager stakeholder relations Ian Marru said the calendar competition was a major success for both KPHL and LPC.
“We hope the calendar competition has achieved its objective by sending out a clear message that literacy and education are vital for our children’s development and country’s future prospects,” he said.
“Moreover, it enhances our partnership with LPC in promoting literacy and education among the under-privileged children in the NCD.
“As a national oil and gas company, Kumul Petroleum’s vision is to create value and opportunities for Papua New Guineans,”
Life PNG Care director Collin Pake thanked KPHL for the calendar competition initiative, which further enhanced their partnership.
KPHL has been supporting LPC since 2015.
Pake said this followed the presentation of K58,800 by KPHL in August to assist LPC in building a new home for the 40 homeless children who currently reside in rental accommodation.
“We are most grateful for the continued support by Kumul Petroleum and hope the competition has achieved is objectives,” Pake said.