Materials helpful, teacher says


The Information and Education Communication (IEC) materials provided through the education in emergency response and recovery programme are clear and helpful, a teacher says.
Kiragi Steven, who is the teacher-in-charge at Ward Strip Elementary School in Port Moresby, one of the largest schools in the country, said the IEC materials highlighted the importance of prevention and control of the Covid-19.
“It’s important to allow children to respond to the pictorial charts because then you know they are learning and soaking in the information,” she said.
“Equally important is providing teachers with the right resources and information to do their jobs in the safest way.”
Kiragi applauded the initiative by the Department of Education, Unicef, Save the Children, ChildFund, World Vision International, who were working together to ensure that children learn safely.
The project is expected to reach more than 90,000 elementary school students and over 2,000 elementary school teachers along with over 130,000 primary school students and over 3,000 primary school teachers in the National Capital District, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Madang, Morobe, Western and West Sepik.
IEC materials were distributed to schools around the country by the Education Department in partnership with the global partnership for education and the Australian government, through the PNGAus partnership and has supported the safe reopening of schools.