Airline’s book donation focuses on culture


HAVING books around children can encourage them to read, says Air Niugini NGI regional sales manager Robin Taman.
Taman presented books to Tavui Primary School in East New Britain and encouraged more than 600 pupils who were there to read more.
Taman said culture and tradition provided people with a sense of identity, purpose and belonging, hence it was important for students to learn the different cultures of PNG and other countries
The books were of the different cultures and traditions of the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. They were part of Air Niugini’s marketing promotional material.
“Reading culture is very important and if we want to see that happening at schools, we must encourage students to become engaged and motivated readers,” Taman said. “I hope these books from Air Niugini will go a long way to help the children.”
School principal Cecelia Tapil said they were grateful and excited with the donation which was the first to their school.
The school has 611 students and 24 teachers.
Students from 11 villages go there.
Air Niugini also made similar donations to schools and libraries in Port Moresby and other centres.

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