The National, Monday 13th May 2013
By FRANKIY KAPIN
A DOUBLE celebration was witnessed at the Malabanga Secondary School in East New Britain last Friday.
The school received a 28KVA genset donated by the QBE Insurance Group of Companies, which was presented by its regional manager Jimmy Longbut to the school’s principal Panuel
The genset will be used as a standby generator to run the water pump system that supplies the school population of 900-plus students, staff and their families.
All teachers, auxiliary staff and students attended the presentation.
Longbut said they faced many challenges and urged them to look after the genset.
Manuke said the school was privileged to be chosen among others in the province.
Malabanga head student Gibson Andrew said the donation had come at a time when the school was facing serious water disruptions.
The second joyous moment witnessed was the presentation of the regional National Information and Communication Technology Association (Nicta) Girls in Information Technology (IT) award to Grade 10 student Tracey Paisat.
The award stems from an essay competition by Nicta and Information and Communication Technology staged to commemorate the International Day for Girls in IT last month.
Paisat was chosen among other girls as the winner for the NGI region sharing the same prize with three other girls from the Mamose, Highlands and Southern regions.
Paisat was presented with a new laptop.