Rugby league project helps children learn

Education, Normal

The National, Monday April 20th, 2015


THE University of PNG Buk Bilong Pikinini children enjoyed themselves on Thursday with a new programme organised by NRL League Bilong Laif (LBL) programme funded by AusAID. 

The children were assembled and NRL LBL development officers guided them through reading, action games, spelling and later trained the children to play rugby. 

The NRL LBL programme was developed for children between four and six years old to help them understand the importance of education through learning, reading and embracing a healthy lifestyle.

The programme activities include reading stations, spelling activities incorporated into fun games and much more. 

The development officers delivered to the children key social messages on respect and the importance of education. 

Buk Bilong Pikinini executive officer Luke Ebbs thanked NRL LBL for the partnership and said playing sports and reading are important components of a healthy and happy lifestyle. 

“Playing sport and reading books are two important components of a healthy and happy lifestyle,” Ebbs said. 

“We are delighted to be partnering with the NRL LBL to communicate this important message to children at an early age.” NRL LBL national programme coordinator Nigel Hukula said the programme was about delivering education outcomes throughout the schools within the country.

“Today we here with the children from the UPNG Buk Bilong Pikinini to create a partnership with them to provide education outcomes through teaching respect and education for all our children,” Hukula said.