Scholarships for 2 Iarowari High School students

Normal, Papua


TWO Iarowari High School Grade 10 students were proud recipients of scholarships to continue their education, thanks to the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF).
Pomat Arthur, 16, and Epe David, 17, were surprised when the executive director of KTF Dr Genevieve Nelson and her team called into their school to deliver the good news.
The scholarships are an annual event that the foundation grants to students within the Sogeri plateau.
They are awarded to top students who have the potential to go further but do not have the necessary financial support.
For Pomat and Epe, this means that their school fees from Grade 11, 12 and onwards to university are secured by the scholarships.
The same scholarships are also awarded to two Sogeri National High School Grade 12 students.
“This means a lot to me. It’s an incentive to make me study harder so that the money is put to good use,” Pomat said.
The two part-Koiari lads enjoy school but wished that some of their facilities were up to standard, such as their ablution blocks and also their computer classes could be extended to two periods a week.
Apart from that, they are grateful to KTF for the scholarships and also for the K7,500 for their stationery supplies.