Morobe students donate books, printer to school

Youth & Careers

The Morobe students attending the University of Technology are reaching out to communities by donating books and a printer to primary schools in Lae.
The students donated five cartons of exercise books worth K800 and a printer to Bowali Primary School last week.
Students’ association Vice-President Joshua Wenge said the students use their Tertiary education student assistant scheme (Tesas) book allowances and purchased stationery for the school.
Wenge said the donation was part of the student’s engagement with community.
He said they want to support needy schools in the community so they will to provide quality education to children to produce academically competitive students.
“The engagement with community and schools is also part of our appreciation to Morobe government for its continuous support to us through the Gerson-Solulu scholarship programme, though there’s fluctuations and new scholarship eligibility requirement set.”
Wenge said the bulk of the students from the primary schools go to Busu Secondary so they want to support the feeder schools.
“In that way Busu can produce academic excellence by getting competitive students from its feeder schools.”
The community engagement programme was supported by Morobe tertiary students union.
President Zaps Kures thanked the students and said it’s about time they give back to the community to thank the provincial government and its people for money spent on their school fees.
“We are happy for the initiative taken by Unitech students for giving back to our people and community.”
He also appealed to students in other tertiary institutions to initiate community engagement activities and support local communities.

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