THE Digicel PNG Foundation-sponsored DahCavill Customary School in Laloki last week donated their community learning centre as well as a range of school equipment and learning materials to its sister-community learning centre in the Talai settlement in Badili, Port Moresby.
The donation consisted of a pre-fabricated shipping container, to be used as an elementary classroom, with school desks ,chairs, a whiteboard and reading materials such as library, colouring and work books for the children from Talai community to use.
Staff volunteers from Digicel made the presentation at Talai settlement in the presence of the community learning centre caretakers, children and other members of the community.
Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Marina van der Vlies said: “We encourage our community learning centres to establish good working relationships with their sister-centres so they can all work together as a team to improve their lives.
“The sharing of ideas helps develop innovative and more effective ways of doing things and it is great to see this happening here at Talai today.
“The Talai community learning centre has seen an increase in pre-school enrolment from 30 children last year to 70 this year and this donation is a timely one.
“Now the children have access to an additional classroom and materials to improve their learning skills.”
This donation is in line with the foundation’s belief that education should be accessible to all even those who cannot afford school fees. The earlier children learn numeracy and literacy, the more chance they will have in leading a better life.