The National, Thursday 13th September, 2012
By ROSELYN ELLISON
STUDENTS and teachers of St Luke’s Primary School Buruvi, Wosera-Gawi district, East Sepik, have every reason to celebrate.
For the first time, the school has received more than 1,000 library books – thanks to the foundation of women in agriculture development (FOWIAD) organisation in Maprik.
The books were presented to the school management by FOWIAD director Monica Otto on Monday.
The presentation was witnessed by students, teachers, parents and 14 trainee teachers from the St Benedict’s Teachers’ College at Kaindi.
The books were donated by the St Ignatius Parish in Toowong, Brisbane.
During the presentation, Otto said the books were important and urged them to read more.
Otto said the school had approached her requesting for books to fill its library.
She said she asked her husband, who was living in Australia, to help find ways on how he could help them with books.
“My husband negotiated with the parishioners of St Ignatius Parish in Brisbane and here are the books now,” she said.
She said they had worked hard to get the books across and urged the school management, students, teachers and parents to take ownership of them.
Head teacher Michael Tia thanked the organisation and Raymond and Monica Otto for the help.