By ELIZABETH VUVU
COMMUNITY partnership has resulted in the completion of a double classroom worth K80,000 for an elementary school in East New Britain.
The new classroom is at Sunnybird Elementary School, which is for the Matupit people of Rabaul who had resettled at Sunnybird, Napapar, in the Gazelle district.
Children from Napapar, Navunaram, Tanaka and Gunanur are also attending the school.
The classroom was officially opened by Rabaul MP Dr Allan Marat yesterday witnessed by members of the Rabaul district administration, parents and the surrounding communities.
School board chairman Barry Wamilat thanked Rabaul district for coming up with the idea of community partnership where it provided materials and engaged of youths and the community to build the classroom.
He said it was good for the community to take part in the project and take ownership of it.
Wamilat said it took 10 weeks to complete the classroom.
Marat said the classroom was special because it offered children an environment conducive to focused learning.
He said the district believed in raising the intellectual of every child.
Marat reminded teachers to be understanding of the circumstances confronting the district’s economy and to play their part in ensuring that their mode of presentation to the children was of a high standard.