Partnership helps Chalton and others realise their dreams


A FIVE-year-old from Tari, Hela, has topped Habare Literacy Library, an early childhood learning centre on the outskirts of Tari town.
Chalton Andale was one of the children who recently benefited from the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) fund.
Like the other children, Andale has big dreams and hopes for his future.
To help him and other children realise their dreams, OSF, in partnership with Buk bilong Pikinini (BbP), the SDA Church, and the Hela division of education are supporting a childhood education at Habare.
Daisy Raburabu, manageress of Community Development, said the foundation was proud of its partnership with Habare Literacy Library established three years ago.
“We are especially delighted that the Habare Literacy Library has been ranked first place out of the sixteen BbP library learning centres last year,” she said.
“This is a great achievement for the entire community and means Andale and his fellow students have scored well above other students of the same age across all of the BbP libraries.”
The Habare Literacy Library delivered a successful programme focusing on setting strong foundations for the children of Hela to be able to read and write in English, understand basic numeracy and to develop positive attitudes at a young age.
These are foundations they will take with them throughout their education experience.
Hela education director Ronny Angu said these results demonstrated a change in trend for the young people of Hela.
“We are excited about what lies ahead for these students,” Angu said.