Self-help campaign hailed a success

National, Normal

The National, Friday 04th November 2011

A SELF-help campaign by villagers to improve the infrastructure at the Langenia Catholic Primary School in central New Ireland has been hailed a success.
Last Friday they witnessed the opening of a new teacher’s house by Governor Sir Julius Chan.
The house was funded by the Namatanai Open MP Byron Chan.
Sir Julius who opened the school in 1976 was invited back to open the new facilities and was impressed by the vast improvements.
The school which used to have bush material infrastructures now enjoys permanent classrooms and teachers’ houses. There is also landscaping and beautification of the grounds.
He gave K25,000 as a token of the government’s  recognition of the school and the communities which had demonstrated true team and self-help spirit to improve the school.
He said education was number one priority of the government in New Ireland to equip the young generation.
He was happy with the enthusiasm of the Langenia communities and those in the catchment area in doing something for their children’s education.
He said studies showed  that teachers who enjoyed comfort in good homes performed better in the classroom and therefore produced better educated children.