NRL, firm partner up for school intiative

The National,Friday June 10th, 2016

GE and the National Rugby League have announced a partnership to expand the league’s wellbeing program across Papua New Guinea schools.
The NRL Wellbeing program me aims to help students make the connections between physical activity, nutrition and mental wellness.
Nearly 20,000 primary school students from Port Moresby, East New Britain and the Eastern Highlands province will benefit from the program and increased education.
“PNG is a nation of Rugby League lovers and this program is a fantastic way to harness the power of sport to inspire children to take charge of their wellbeing,” said GE PNG country leader, Peter Loko.
“Through our experience in healthcare partnerships in PNG, we understand the immense healthcare challenges the country faces and the importance of supporting programs such as this, which address those challenges at a grassroots level.”
GE has been in PNG since 1952, supplying the generators and turbines for the Port Moresby Hydro Electricity scheme. It deepened its commitment to PNG when it opened its Port Moresby office in 2014.