Colleges get K100,000 Tropicana donation


A COMPANY has donated K100,000 to the Kabaleo Teachers College and St Mary’s Vunapope Nursing School in East New Britain.
The two Catholic colleges joined the Divine Word University in 2015 and are part of its Rabaul campus.
Tropicana Limited managing director Sandra Lau said she was a firm believer in partnership between businesses, government, institutions and others to make things happen.
She said Tropicana was making the donation because of the DWU Rabaul campus.
“The success of this institution is going to be a combined effort between the government, business, DWU, parents and others,” Lau said.
She said she respected the work of teachers and nurses who were often made to work under difficult conditions in the rural areas.
Lau announced that the company would offer scholarships for two trainee teaches at Kabeleo.
Rabaul campus vice-president Professor Francis Hombhanje said DWU was happy with the donation from Lau and Tropicana for the education of Papua New Guineas.
Hombhanje said without the help of corporate partners like Tropicana, institutions such as DWU would not do great things for the education of young people in the country
He said the K100,000 from Tropicana would fund the extension of the science laboratory at Kabaleo.
The scholarship of K8000 received by the two trainee teachers would assist their tuition fees for next year.