Foundation opens first multi-learning centre


THE Ginigoada Foundation Inc opened its first multi-learning centre in Lae, Morobe, on Wednesday.
Manager Robert Evah said the training centre was part of the foundation’s sustainability plan for its Lae programmes.
The centre is located inside Buablong Hostel along Cassowary Road.
“The Ginigoada multi-learning centre is to complement other training partners in the training of participants,” he said.
“Usually, the participants come from our 12 mobile training programmes. After that, they attend the trade skills that we offer where we organise our partners to facilitate the training.”
Evah said the training programmes were facilitated with funding support from the Australian government.
He said there was a big need to have a learning centre in Lae to cater for the trade skills programmes facilitated by different partners.
He called on businesses houses, the provincial and district authorities and other stakeholders to support the foundation’s work.
General operations manager Philip Priestly said the learning centre would cater for the need for basic training in hospitality, computing, basic accounting, cooking and others.
“We cover extensive programmes across the broad,” he said.
“There is a big need for qualified staff and we try to teach simple etiquette.”
Priestly said the trainings would teach basic life skills, financial literacy and adult literacy.
National Agricultural Research Institute director-general Dr Sergie Bang applauded the foundation for empowering women farmers through their training over the years.
“We believe in empowering women and the youth; empowerment in the sense that they are on a path where other people can respect them,” he said.

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