Fergusson Island school gets computers

Normal, Papua

STAFF and students of Wesley High School on Fergusson Island, Milne Bay, are happy that their long wait for computers ended early this month, when 21 computers were delivered to them by the University of Technology (Unitech).
The United church-run high school will attain secondary school status from next year.
Unitech vice-chancellor Dr Misty Baloiloi, a former student of the school, handed the computers to the school three weeks ago at the school grounds.
The 21 computers came as a donation from the Living Bread Cell group of the Clayton church of Christ in Melbourne, Australia, through the initiative of Olive Baloiloi, wife of the unitech vice-chancellor, who was a former teacher at the school.
The church group had been replacing its computers and Olive requested for the used ones, which are about three years old.
The church group paid for the freight to ship the computers to Unitech, where the university’s information technology department checked to ensure they were in working condition.
The university then shipped the computers to Alotau on the boat, Kwadima II, owned by the Summer Institute of Linguistics, and on to Salamo early this month.
Accepting the computers, the school principal said it was a donation that  had cost them nothing.