The National, Tuesday 28th August, 2012
By GABRIEL LAHOC
GAPSONGKEG village now has two new double classrooms for its primary and elementary schools.
The village, one of the biggest in the Wampar local level government area of Huon Gulf district, Morobe, received the new classrooms from the Digicel Foundation last Friday.
Company Momase marketing manager Francis Papua said the classroom each for Gabmazung primary school and Gabsongkeg elementary school cost K300,000.
Gabmazung primary school’s classroom is a kit classroom and is the second to be funded by the foundation in Morobe.Costing K200,000, it caters for 80 students and includes an office space and 40 double desks, a water tank, two kit showers, two ventilation improved pit toilets and a solar kit with lighting for the classrooms.
Gabsongkeg elementary school is the fifth elementary school in the province to receive a foundation-funded double classroom.Gabmazung primary school head teacher Herman Agregum said the school would become one of the biggest rural schools in the district because of the expansion of Lae city to Nadzab Airport.
He said the foundation had made a strategic move and he hoped other stakeholders contributed to the expansion of the school’s infrastructure.Papua told the teachers, parents, members of the community and senior officials from the education division, the foundation was developing communities in parallel with the effort from the communities’ initiative and effort.
Since its establishment in Oct, 2008, the foundation has funded 50 elementary and 41 primary school classroom projects.