THE Digicel PNG Foundation launched its third new concept double classroom in Dei’s Moga Primary School in Western Highlands province last Saturday.
The foundation contributed K175,000 towards the steel structure classroom.
The facility includes office space, 40 new double-school benches, blackboards and a water tank.
Moga started as an elementary school in 2003 with 50 students and within seven years, it grew into a primary school with more than 250 pupils.
The school is mainly supported by the communities from the surrounding five local level governments and serves a population of 25,000 people.
All four existing classrooms are built from bush materials funded by the communities.
With the opening of the classrooms, the Moga community will have access to a higher quality learning
environment for their children.
At the launching ceremony, school board chairman Titus Elpa, said: “This is a very special gift for us and a wonderful start to our new school year. The communities have been contributing a lot to the development of this school for their children.
“Now they are being rewarded for their efforts.
“Our children now have a solid roof above their heads to keep them dry, providing a productive learning environment and a higher quality of education,” he said.
Foundation board member and Digicel Highlands regional manager Marena Sansan said: “We are very proud to deliver the new classrooms. The infrastructure of schools nationwide needs urgent attention.
“We hope the classrooms will provide students with a better learning environment and help them grow into strong and self- sufficient young adults,” she said.