Move to ‘bridge gap in education’

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MOROBE Governor Ginson Saonu wants fast and practical action to include children aged 2-6 into the formal education system and nurture their learning.
Saonu made the remarks at the start of the teach for tomorrow, the early years project last week.
“We must bridge the gap in education and this is the very first bridge to build,” he said.
“This group is building the first bridge.”
The Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF) are working with the Morobe education department to
design and develop an early childhood framework, curriculum and teacher training program for the province.
The project is a partnership between the Morobe government and Australian NGO Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF) with the support from Newcrest Mining.
KTF chief executive officer Dr Genevieve Nelson echoed the governor’s enthusiasm for the project.
“We are thrilled to be part of this next chapter in Morobe,” Dr Nelson said.
“We have been working with the provincial education department since 2016, first by training 534 elementary teachers and then working with the elementary unit on a professional development and learning exchange programme.”

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