By DULCIE OREKE
NATIONAL Capital District planner Phil Gibaru says 44 schools will be receiving a total of K80,000 worth of educational materials.
He said the materials, provided quarterly to schools, would be distributed in four batches.
“Standard officers from NCDC will also be visiting the schools to evaluate the documents and its distribution for accountability,” he said at a presentation of educational materials in Tatana Primary School on the outskirts of Port Moresby yesterday.
The materials were donated by Treid Pacific PNG Limited which is working in partnership with the NCD Commission.
The donation was witnessed by students, staff and parents.
Treid Pacific manager Kwapena Makara said they had involved parents to witness the donation to ensure that their children did not miss out on the distribution.
“We are pleased to turn cash into material for the children’s education. We also thank NCDC for giving us the opportunity to distribute,” he added.
Mr Gibaru said NCD Governor Powes Parkop had decided to support schools in NCD by endorsing the initiative in line with the Universal Basic Education (UBE).
He pointed out that it was the governor’s intervention for change that the NCDC was subsidising 50% of school fees and the other half by the schools.