Youths get chance to study in Philippines

Education

Madang Governor Peter Yama has sponsored 100 people from his province to go to Philippines for further studies.
The first 47 students left the country on Friday and another 50 left yesterday. The last three students pulled out at the 11th hour.
The group are grade 10 and 12 leavers who didn’t receive any offer to further their studies in the country.
The students, who were selected on merit from all districts in Madang, will attend the CJI Institution in Batangas Province of Philippines.
All of them will receive trade training for six months and will be equipped with multiple skills in painting, carpentry, plumbing, boat building, crane and heavy equipment operation.
Madang acting provincial administrator John Bivi said this programme was initiated by Yama and would be an annual one to give students a second change in education.
“Next year we will get another 100 students,” he said.
“Hopefully we will increase the number of students in the years to come.
“We have a good relationship with the CJI institution.
“That’s why we are sending them there.
“Most of the Philippines’ nationals are skilled people.
“We want our youths to have trade skills too, so we are sending them to the Philippines.”
“When they come back from their trainings, we will provide them with job opportunities so they utilise the skills that they will acquire in Philippines.”
Female scholarship recipient Grace Margo said that she was really happy because her wish of travelling overseas had come true.
“I finished grade 12 in 2016 so it is a great opportunity for me to continue my studies,” she said.
“I will give my best.”
President of Yama’s National Labour Party Ben Simanjon said this initiative was part of party policy in terms integral human development.
“Yama is our party leader, so in fulfilling our party policies and our commitment to develop human resources in Papua New Guinea, we are sending these student to Philippines,” he said.

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