Life PNG Care to send 300 children to school this year


AROUND 300 orphans and vulnerable children in Port Moresby will go to school for the first time this week, thanks to the assistance rendered to the Life PNG Care Inc which looks after them.
Director Collin Yakio said the 300 underprivileged children were part of the Life PNG Care Strongim Pikinini Education programme.
“Some of the children have never been to school all their life and have been living on the streets. But they are now happy to live at our Family Home Care and go to school,” he said.
“Through our programme, we registered 500 children for 2019.
“However, due to financial constraints, Life PNG Care is able to send only 300 students this year.
“They receive full support under this programme – uniforms, shoes, school bags, stationery and project/tuition fees for secondary and tertiary students.”
It is estimated that PNG still has over a million children out of school.
“It’s a huge challenge our country has. If the Government continues to fail in its responsibility to provide education to (them), then we will have major social and economic problems,” Yakio said.