Company supports school with funds


A small goods company has come onboard to support the Emmanuel Lutheran School’s 40th anniversary celebrations which starts today.
The school had been struggling with funding and the Evangelical Lutheran church of PNG (ELCPNG) decided to celebrate the anniversary with activities and fundraising to renovate the ageing infrastructures and build new classrooms.
Prima Smallgoods national sales and marketing manager Kola Geri said the Lae-based company had decided to support the school’s anniversary with K1,000 and some products (sausages) for their fundraising.
“We decided to help in a little way. We will support where and when we can to have an impact on the school and students,” he said.
Geri said they were trying to help the students showcase themselves through different extracurricular activities.
He said Prima was also the sponsor of the Prima 13A Bulldogs in the Lae rugby league competition and decided to help Emmanuel Lutheran which is located in the area the Bulldogs are from.
Principal Yatu Idauman thanked Prima and said they were the first company to support their fundraising.
He said the school was established in 1979 to take in those who missed out on the main school system.
“We deal with a lot of drop outs and 2019 marks the school’s 40 years of operation,” Idauman said.
“We’ve travelled this far with very little assistance from the State.
“This gives us so much strength and makes us resilient.
“During our 40th anniversary, we will also launce our planned programme for the next 40 years.
“Right now, we are looking at helping students academically.”
Idauman said the school was challenged to improve their curriculum and make it more effective for its students.
He said they would introduce practical life skills to help the students to be useful members of the society.
Activities for the three-day event include traditional singsings, gospel and choir group performances, and an activity called the tribal challenge as well as live performances from singer Dadiigii and comedian Elton Kili.

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