Student collects books for school

Youth & Careers

A LAW student is collecting books to donate to a school library in Wau-Bulolo, Morobe.
Leilani Konjib, 22, from Morobe and studying law at the University of Papua New Guinea, has so far collected more than 300 books which she plans to donate to the Bundun Community Primary School.
The collection include children’s books, encyclopaedia, reading books and dictionaries to be used by students living in the Mumeng local level government.
She has already packed four cartons. She said the delivery of services in Wau-Bulolo was poor with many schools lacking facilities such as libraries.
Konjib started collecting books with her friend Vinzealhar Nen.
The book drive is called Henatu Durua — meaning “help our children” in Motu Koita language.
Konjib’s father Greg Konjip recently opened few classrooms built by the people without any government funding. The classrooms would be used by elementary to grade 8 students.
She thanked the support of group donating books such as the Wau-Bulolo Students’ Association, UPNG student body, TORO Gaming PNG, social media friends, author Jordon Dean and other individuals.
She plans to collect 500 books for the school library.

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