Local hails new school

National, Normal

The National, Monday December 16th, 2013

 CHILDREN of Pekumbe village, in Morobe, will have a new elementary school next year.

Morobe Mining’s infrastructure officers were in the Yanta tribe village last week to deliver school furniture and materials and inspect a new double classroom for the school.

Community infrastructure manager John Iru was pleased with the construction carried out by contractor Boheta Ltd.

“Children don’t attend school because they are too young to walk long distances to the nearest school,” he said. 

“It is a relief to parents and children who will now have a school at their doorstep.

“Completed infrastructure for all the classrooms in the villages and communities will be fully utilised to complement learning and development in the area.” 

The double classroom is one of five built in the Wafi-Golpu project area. The others are at Zindaga, Zilani, Hekeng and Kapunung. 

Under the community participation agreement with landowners, Morobe Mining is driving the education concept in partnership with the Government and local communities.

Villager Isu Keropas thanked Morobe Mining for its contribution to education in the remote village.

“On behalf of the locals here, I’d like to say that we are very grateful for this project. And the first thing we want is for Morobe Mining to assist our teachers get further training and come back to teach the children,” Keropas said.