The National, Friday October 18th, 2013
Isabella Kila, 18, a student at St Charles Lwanga, in Port Moresby, who was born with a disability, won two awards at the school’s graduation ceremony.
Kila was part of the 187 students who passed out from Port Moresby’s only high school yesterday.
Kila, from Rigo, Central, was one student in her class who never missed a day of school this year.
She received a role model award for her class.
Kila expressed great satisfaction attending the school, saying she had enjoyed the company of staff and students in her two years there.
“Coming to this school was not a mistake. I thought it would be difficult but you all helped me and the love and care is the greatest blessing in my life,” she said when thanking the school on behalf of the Grade 10 class.
“The teachers are the best, they spend time with you and laugh and wipe your tears,” Kila said.
Moresby North-West MP and Minister for Health and HIV Michael Malabag was chief guest and gave K200,000 to the school.
Malabag urged the students to yearn for more knowledge and believe in their abiliity.
“Yearning is the starting point of all achievements; it’s a strong emotional longing,” Malabag said.
He urged the students to be steadfast, consistent and persistent.
“It is important to believe in your dreams.”