Tuesday, 16 October 2012

ENB schools receive solar lamps


LAST Friday shed some light on the plight of primary schools in rural and remote areas of East New Britain province.

Students in rural primary schools in the four districts in East New Britain, including Kokopo, Gazelle, Rabaul and Pomio will now have the luxury to study under the friendly light of solar lamps.

The lamps were an initiative of the Department of Education in partnership with the Republic of China (Taiwan).
Dr Apelis (right) handing over the solar lamps to ENB Provincial Education
Adviser, Sioni Faiva (left) while head 
teachers look on.                                                                                       

They were delivered by Dr Eliakim Apelis assistant secretary, curriculum development and assessment division, to head teachers of the schools last Friday.
The schools include Sampun, Maso, Mungou and Nongia in the Pomio district and Vunamarita, Malasaet, Vunadawai and Mandress in the Gazelle district.

Watom Primary in Rabaul district and Kabilomo in Kokopo, Duke of York Island LLG were other recipients. hen delivering the package, Dr Apelis thanked the Republic of China (Taiwan), through its Trade Mission in PNG for their kind donation to the needy schools in the rural communities.
In handing over the solar lamps to the provincial education advisor Sioni Faiva, he said that there were 440 solar lamps that came in 22 boxes with 20 solar lamps per school.

He said that this was the first batch of 3000 soar lamps for rural schools that had no access to electricity supply with the second batch on its way for other schools in the province.
Dr Apelis said that with the distribution of the solar lamps, his office would monitor the performance of grades seven and eight students from these schools to measure whether this program has had an impact on the schools and students.

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