Western Highlands schools receive laptops, projectors donations

Youth & Careers

THREE primary schools in Western Highlands have received a total of 36 laptops and a projector each from the Litehaus International, a non-government organisation from Australia.
The schools were Ulga, Minimb and Rebiamul.
Each school was given 12 laptops with a projector.
The laptops were delivered to the schools by Litehaus International director of operations Luke Wakes, editor and photographer Bridie Egan and general manager of Komatsu in Australia Stafford Jones.
The transport cost for the laptops and the projectors from Australia to Mt Hagen was sponsored by Komatsu Australia.
This brings the total number of laptops to 84 including, four projectors, delivered to eight schools in Western Highlands.
Wakes said Litehaus International was supporting the National Government’s vision of providing quality education because children were the biggest assets of the nation.
He said they were happy to continue visiting more schools and to help promote quality education.
Wakes said his organisation had a vision to support education in the country, especially of the young.
Jones said their travel to PNG was worthwhile as it had a positive impact on primary schools.
“It’s great to be here to deliver the laptops which will help these children have access to a better education,” he said.
“This is part of life and learning with computer is what the modern world is adapting to right now.”
Litehaus International PNG agent and Kopi tribe ward councillor Peter Raim thanked the organisation for their support to schools in the province.
“We have to compete with the world through computer learning, and these laptops are very helpful to our schools” he said.
Raim said people needed to be computer literate to be able to benefit from new technologies in education and everyday life.
He appealed to the board members, teachers and the communities to take ownership of the laptops so that they would continue benefit future generations.

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