NCD school gets double storey room

Education, Normal

The National, Monday 20th May 2013

 STUDENTS and teachers at St Charles Lwanga High School in the National Capital District have a new double-storey classroom partly funded by PNG Sustainable Development Program (PNGSDP).

The cost of building the six classrooms and two offices came from fundraising efforts by parents and students, the church and the PNGSDP, which gave K247,000.

The district education board in 2007 saw the need to create additional space in high schools to cater for the increase in Grade 8 school leavers. 

The Catholic education agency responded by upgrading the then vocational school to a high school to accommodate Grade 9 and Grade 10 intakes. 

This year there are 412 students.

PNGSDP chief executive officer David Sode at the official opening yesterday commended the Catholic archdiocese of Port Moresby, especially the Missionary Brothers of St Gabriel who run the school and for responding to the needs of high school students in the city.

“The excellent academic results of the St Charles Lwanga High School students support the request to improve the school’s infrastructure. 

“I am happy that we are supporting a school that is enabling more children to receive a high school education,” he said. 

Sode acknowledged the counterpart funding by the Society of the Brothers of St Gabriel which provided K461,891, the parents’ and the school’s contribution of K250,360 and the Catholic archdiocese of Port Moresby with K24,000.