Island school in Manus opens double classroom

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday 28th August, 2012

THE Hawai Island community in Manus is preparing to open its first permanent double classroom for its primary school.The double classroom will be opened on Thursday.
Hawai Primary School head teacher Michael Chapau thanked the Digicel Foundation for its contribution and said students would learn better if they had a good  environment.
“Having good classrooms and educational materials will help make teaching and learning effective,” Chapau said.
The classroom was built with assistance from Digicel Foundation.
According to Hawai island committee member Barnabas Posaliau, the double classroom was built at a cost of K150,000.The classroom had been lacking since the school opened in 2005. After its first grade three intake in 2008, students were taught in bush-material classrooms.
“Sometimes students use the community hall, which is half completed, for some of their classes,” Chapau said.
“This is the first outside assistance the school has received,” he said.
Posaliau said the community appreciated  Digicel Foundation’s help.
It is the third project initiated by Digicel Foundation in the province.