THE crowded Holy Trinity elementary school in Mt Hagen will have three classrooms constructed at a cost of K20,000.
The money was donated by the National Gaming Board (NGB) of Papua New Guinea yesterday through community leader John Clement.
School board chairman Joseph Ulg told The National: “This is the first of its kind for the school to receive such support from other sources after 10 years of establishment. The school caters to more than 400 students.”
Mr Ulg said currently the school had three classrooms and teachers found it very difficult to conduct lessons in a crowded environment.
“Last year, the school decided to construct new classrooms to ease the crowding,” he said.
Mr Ulg said the actual cost of the building was K53,000 but had earlier underestimated the cost to be K33,000.
He thanked the NGB for supporting education which would help develop the human resources for the country.
Mr Ulg said other Government bodies or business houses in the province should emulate NGB’s contribution to promote education and also thanked all who helped raise funds for the classrooms.