Community centre will help, locals told

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The National, Wednesday 09th November 2011

THE community learning development centre will help people in rural areas, Seguar locals in the Transgogol area have been told.
Madang community development advisor Joseph Bande urged locals during the opening of the resource centre to look after their “house of knowledge”.
Representatives from the Chamber of Commerce, Self-help centre, women in business, Department of Works and Community Development attended the opening.
“This centre will house trainings to be conducted by the different sectors of education, health, chamber of commerce including women issues.
“These trainers will raise concerns on family planning, HIV-AIDS, diet, management of cocoa and welfare of families.”
Bande said he understood that isolation and transport problems plus school fees hindered the majority of students from furthering their education.
“The rest who do not make it will return home to learn from such centres. There will be opportunities provided from agencies to keep you in pace with other intellects throughout the country,” he said.
He said most people relied on the government but thanked them for pursuing the centre on their own.
“These will enable you to be able to make decisions, underline the hardships faced and come up with solutions to address these problems,” Bande added.
District commerce programme officer Terrence Baio said such centres should be supported by youths.
“NDPE funding of K1 million is available,” he said.