By JASON GIMA WURI
PARENTS must invest in children with love without expecting a return, which will in turn give them a chance to live life.
This was the challenge given by National Planning first assistant secretary Joe Kapa as the guest speaker to parents and friends that attended the third Elementary/Grade Two graduation of Zion Zeal Christian Pre-School at the Port Moresby Botanical Gardens recently.
“When we invest in our children, we are raising a future for the nation, so let’s not expect a return for our individual gains but instead see that our children become responsible citizens of the nation,” Mr Kapa said.
He said this nation needed productive citizens and enrolling our children into Christian schools like Zion Zeal encouraged promoting early childhood education with God’s principles and paved the way for a new mindset for the next generation.
Speaking also as a parent of Zion Zeal, Mr Kapa said it was a competitive and knowledge based world, and encouraged the young students to be attentive and always listen to their parents and teachers at an early age, which would lead to earning moral character, because without it we would be behaving like animals.
School chairman Michael Kumung the idea of Zion Zeal Christian Pre-School began as a concept and has now grown into something tangible with results, which continues to get a growing number of enrolments every year since its inception in 2007.
Mr Kumung said as an activity towards helping the school, a fundraising project was held that saw raffle tickets been sold to win prices like a computer set, a return ticket to anywhere in PNG and the major prize was a brand new Honda CRV.
For Grade One student Nigel Kapinias, it was a double blessing his parents and for Christmas as he took a second place academic award in his class and also won the raffle draw for the Honda CRV.