18 selected primary schools in the four districts in the most rural parts of East New Britain Province will be lucky recipients of reading books under the University of Papua New Guinea East New Britain Students Association Book Drive.
The University of Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain Students Association is now ready to roll out the Book Drive in East New Britain.
UPNG ENB Students Association Presidents Mr Tiolam Wawaga said the container of reading books which came in from South Pacific School Aid Australia and the PNG National Library and Archives as donations had already arrived in Rabaul and preparations are underway for distribution of books to schools in ENB.
The distribution of the reading books under the Book Drive project will kick start on 25th January and finish on 5th February 2021.
“The Book Drive will take exactly two weeks, because we will be distributing to 18 selected primary schools in the 4 districts of East New Britain Province,” said Mr Wawaga.
“In this Book Drive we are targeting the schools in the rural are remotest parts of the districts,” he added.
He further stated that out of the 4 local MP’s, the member for Kokopo, Emil Tammur was the only local MP who was very supportive and helped them all throughout and is the main man behind, pushing the project forward.
Mr Wawaga also wants to thank the ENB Provincial Administrator Mr Wilson Matau for the tremendous logistic support and funding for sea transports as well as the land transports.
“Above all I want thank all those who have supported our fundraising drives in Port Moresby”.
2020 was a very challenging year because of Covid-19, but thanks to all those who have showed support in big and small ways, because you cared to show support for the school children.
“The East New Britain students in the rural areas will now have the chance to access reading materials,” said Mr Wawaga.