Grade 8s raise K3,790 for school

National, Normal

The National, Friday 16th December 2011

OUTGOING Grade 8 students of Mutu Central Primary School in Wampar, Huon Gulf, Morobe, have created history by giving back their project income to the school.
The students presented K1,790 to the school board and administration during their graduation ceremony recently.
Early this year the students and their class teacher, Fa’afetai Velea, initiated the poultry project and the plan was forwarded to the school administration for approval.
Later the plan was approved and administration helped them with K700 to start the project.
The aim of initiating the project was to educate students on how to earn an income by recreating such projects in the village.
It was carried out under the Making a Living (MAL) subject under the reform structure.
Velea told the parents, teachers and visitors that the project was assessable for students to gain marks in their internal assessment.
It raised K3,790.
He said they gave what they earned to the school management because they wanted next year’s Grade 8 to continue the project.
“We want to show the management that what they gave us was put to good use,” Velea said.
The school used K2,090 for breakfasts and lunches for students during examinations and part of that amount was used for the invigilator’s stay at the school.
The balance of K1,790 was presented to the management during the graduation ceremony.
Velea thanked his students for their time and effort in making the project a success.
District education coordinator, Moses Wanga was impressed by the gesture.
He urged the school management to open a bank account as soon possible to encourage a savings culture.
Wanaga said any student project earnings in the future would be put into the account.