Six schools in the nation’s capital Port Moresby were privileged to have received computer laboratories built as part of the Digicel Foundations BeLit Program which aims to provide an avenue for computer literacy in schools.
The official launch at the Jubilee Catholic Secondary School saw over a thousand students witness the unveiling of the computer lab constructed in 2022, at the cost of K400, 000.
This is the first of six launches that the foundation has planned for all six schools.
Digicel PNG Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Collin Stone said the company takes pride at being in the forefront of commitment to creating opportunities for sustainable development in the country.
“Our ethos, our fundamental belief is that if Digicel grows, so must the communities that we serve,” Stone said.
Department of Education Secretary, Dr. Uke Kombra thanked the Digicel Foundation for their continuous commitment and contribution to the country’s education system.
Kombra stated that he was delighted with the ongoing partnership, stating that the program is a significant intervention by the Foundation.
The Secretary reiterated that over the years the Foundation has invested so much into education, adding that this is the right thing to do and was grateful for their input because ICT Education is important for all students.