Puppets to drive message

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday, June 8th 2011

PUPPETs will be used to stress environmentally friendly messages for children as part of a Di­gicel initiative in partnership with the “Safe Kidz programme”.
They will host two days of puppet shows at the Vision City Mega Mall this week.
The shows, part of Digicel’s “One Earth One Vision” campaign, will feature eight puppet characters, songs, games and entertaining child-friendly stories which will help explain the importance of not littering as well as other environmental messages.
The free shows will be performed by the “Safe Kidz” Puppet Troop at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 4.30pm and 6pm today  and tomorrow, opposite the Digicel Vision City retail store in the main mall.
Digicel chief executive officer John Mangos said the puppet show provided a fun and friendly way to help communicate important environmental messages for the younger generation.
“We hope to take the show on tour to help spread the news about how we all have a part to play in making a better PNG,” he said.
Digicel’s One Earth One Vision campaign aims to encourage environmentally responsible behaviour by all Digicel employees and to lead by example to help make a better PNG.
Other initiatives include the planting of a One Earth One Vision garden outside Digicel’s head office, a clean-up morning planned by Di­gicel employees for the Gordon area of Port Moresby on Saturday.
This will be followed by the trial of a new hybrid power solution for Digicel communications towers using a combination of solar panels, rechargeable batteries and diesel generators.