The National, Wednesday 5th June 2013
By FIDELIS SUKINA
GINIGOADA Business Development Foundation’s efforts to bring skills development to the neglected parts of Port Moresby has seen 500 students recently complete its courses successfully.
The foundation, through its short-term skills training programme in vocational schools in the National Capital District passed the students out at a ceremony at Murray Barracks oval last Friday.
The graduation marked the end of a three-day expo which featured several of the foundation’s training partners.
Guest speaker and Indian High Commissioner to PNG Dr Ajay Marotrao Gondane urged the students to further develop their skills, saying “today is a world of skills – whichever country develops its people’s skills, develops itself”.
Gondane also offered to create avenues for Papua New Guineans to study in India to further develop their skills and learn from the experiences of India.
Foundation manager Pr Michael Fields said Ginigoada had gone to some of the backstreets of NCD and people had been given an opportunity to have some form of training.
“People think they are forgotten but I tell you, you are not the forgotten people. You have been found.
“Ginigoada has found you,” Fields said.