Author: Tasminnie ISIMELI

Callen Services Inclusive Learning Resource Centre located at Gerehu Stage 6 in Port Moresby has just recently received much needed renovation works to its facilities. About 70 students attending the learning centre will benefit from the recent renovations that it has received through the BSP Financial Group’s community project initiative. Parents who were gathered at the handover of the refurbished learning centre expressed gratitude to BSP Financial Group for coming on board to assist with the renovation work. “When students attend the centre, it’s the teachers that work hard to assist the children with special needs.” “My son was born…

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Students from the Buk Bilong Pikinini (BbP) Learning Centre at 6 Mile celebrated the International Literacy Day on Wednesday by thanking PNG Air for their support for the last 3 years. The students presented “When I grow Up” books to the PNG Air Team. “PNG Air assists with the re-establishment library kits where schools across Papua New Guinea have received books for their libraries,” said the Executive Officer, Ms. Leanne Reeson. Ms Reeson said that so far 68 schools and learning centres across the country have received over 40, 000 books. She added that not only does PNG Air support…

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National Capital District Governor, Powes Parkop issued a Stop Work Notice and a Demolition Notice to Capital Centre Limited after the company was seen putting up a fence around Portion 2192 also known as Jack Pidik Park. “I want to assure our city residents that NCDC, under my watch, is determined to ensure that the park is protected and maintained for the benefit of the public.” “I want to say that we respect the TST Group of Companies, we respect the Tan family especially those associated with the TST Group and we have no personal grudges.” “The public space is…

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Alotau resident Rebecca Kwayaila came up with the idea to start an Appeal for Cameron Secondary School after she learnt that the school had to send its’ boarding students home because they could not cater for them anymore. “I live opposite the school and I was concerned about boarding students being told to become day students so I wanted to do something to help them out.” “I created a Whatsapp group and facebook group for people to assist and donate in cash and kind for us to present to the school,” said Rebecca. Rebecca has advised that she received overwhelming…

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17-year-old Raymond Bayagau from a mixed parentage of East New Britain, Oro and Central Provinces has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and desperately needs blood. “It basically means that he’s got cancer in his white blood cells,” explained Raymond’s mum, Ms. Wilma Mosogo. His mother said that because of this, Raymond could not proceed with his high school studies. “I had to remove him from school after he was diagnosed. He would’ve been in grade 10 this year,” she said. Raymond has been hospitalised at the Port Moresby General Hospital for the last 2 months at Ward 3C. His blood…

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Boarding students attending Cameron Secondary School have been asked to switch to being day students because the school cannot cater for their upkeep due to lack of funds. “The government school fee subsidy that we have received is not enough to cover operational costs.” “We received the 1st quarter payment of the school fee subsidy but we are yet to receive the 2nd quarter subsidy.” “As soon as there is money available and we are able to buy food supplies then we will take them back on campus,” said the acting principal of the school, Ms Shirley Apaio. Boarding students…

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One in Four Inc, an Australian NGO that is focused on unlocking futures for African migrants, refugees and basically young people in developing countries who have limited opportunities for learning has come to the aid of schools in the Southern Highlands Province. 17 Primary Schools and 6 High and Secondary schools in the province will be receiving computers and library books from One in Four Children Inc. The presentation will be done at Kembil Primary School on the 30th of July, 2021. “We know that books are magical and they delight, educate, empower and inspire us to dream to become…

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About 400 students attending the Flexible Open and Distance Education (FODE) Centre in Madang Province have received tablets and Home Learning Pack sets to assist them with their studies. “Im very proud to be here in Madang FODE Centre to distribute the tablets and Home Learning Pack sets under the Global Partnership for Education Covid Relief Package.” “5 Districts have been identified and Madang FODE Centre was among them for students to benefit under this program,” said school Principal, Mr Anthony Rayappan. Due to Covid19 disrupting students’ studies and teaching, the donor partners came up with this assistance for students…

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There have been many concerns raised that the COVID-19 Vaccine is not safe for pregnant women and may cause some complications to both mother and/or child. Senior Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist in PNG, Dr Mathias Sapuri, of the Pacific International Hospital dispelled these during an interview with this newsroom this weekend. Dr Sapuri further added that he has advised a number of pregnant women to take the vaccine to protect themselves and their unborn babies. “The COVID-19 vaccine is indeed safe for pregnant women to take.” “However, the choice is entirely up to them to whether they choose to get…

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The New Ireland Governors School Essay Competition is now open for students from grades four to grade twelve attending schools in the New Ireland Province. The Essay Competition is an initiative of the New Ireland Governor, Sir Julius Chan. “Each year, relevant and intriguing essay questions are formulated by selected teachers from across schools in New Ireland.” “There are four categories in the essay competition, Lower Primary, Upper Primary, High School and Secondary,” said the CEO of Education, Mr Apelis Benson. The Competition coincides with the New Ireland Day Celebration each year and best essays from the competition will be…

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