School raises funds

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 8th May 2013


A CATHOLIC agency school has become a fine example of self-reliance in raising its own funds for a classroom project that was opened yesterday.

St Charles Lwanga High School at Gerehu in Port Moresby started in 2007 after taking over the premises of a former vocational youth centre run by the church.

The vocational centre closed down due to lack of financial support.

In 2008 the high school was promised funding to improve its classrooms, library and science and computer labs under the rehabilitation of existing school infrastructure project but six years passed without such assistance. 

With the support of parents and guardians through project fees and fund-raising efforts, the school raised about K540,000 for a new classroom project.

PNG Sustainable Development Program came to their assistance with K247,000 for the school to complete the building project.