Firm backs childcare

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The National, Thursday July 7th, 2016

A major player in East New Britain’s timber industry has opened a new playschool at its Lakunda Compound in the Kokopo-Vunamami LLG, Kokopo district.
The playschool was the third education facility 3A Composites PNG Ltd had opened for its employees’ children aged between three and six years old.
Kokopo mayor Diuvia Kopman was among scores of people who attended the opening. Pigs were slaughtered and traditional groups  performed.
3A Composites general manager Luis Baquerizo said 3A Composites currently employed 1200 staff.
“We are among the largest employers in East New Britain,” he said.
“We also house about 600 employees and their families.
“The majority of these people are from the Lakunda community.”
The playschool was opened along with a new community hall.
“I will also mention that there are complementary improvements such as the access roads, bridges and the water tank now completed here at Lukunda,” Baquerizo said.
The company’s human resources manager Billie Roberts said: “This playschool will educate 42 children between the ages of three and six years. Overall, that is over 80 children we will be giving early childhood education.”
She said having a company that sponsored early childcare education by providing a playschool for their employees’ children was a unique project which 3A Composites was proud of undertaking.