Indonesian envoy presents equipment to city school


DESPITE its proximity to the country’s major institutions such as the Education Department and National Parliament, Ward Strip Demonstration Primary School still struggles to cater for its student population, a board member says.
The school’s deputy board chairman Jack Emmanuel made the remarks when receiving a donation from the Indonesian Embassy on Friday.
“Government funding comes in little drops that’s why we can’t do repairs and fund sports programmes, the little money we receive is spent on water and electricity,” he said.
“We are really happy that Indonesia is showing us support through its embassy in such a time of need.”
The school was given a computer, sports balls, brooms, rubbish bins, buckets, water hoses and other cleaning equipment.
While thanking the Indonesian Embassy, head teacher Susie Uri said the presentation was a legacy that would not be forgotten.
“We have over 2,000 students and our school has needs,” she said
“We really appreciate this timely gift that will go a long way.
“I would also want to see greater cooperation between the school the Indonesian Embassy.”
Addressing the teachers, board members and students, Indonesian Ambassador to Papua New Guinea Andriana Supandy said he was happy to help schools and students in the country.
“I want students to study hard,” he said.
“Your country is blessed with many resources, therefore, it is important that you study hard to move this country forward.”