Existing infrastructures in various sectors of the Motu Koita villages are being revamped under NCD Governor Powes Parkop’s modernisation program for the indigenous people.
Amongst others, Hagara Primary School in Hanuabada continues to benefit under the program.
In 2015, Governor Parkop donated a coaster bus to the school.
Last year, NCDC partnered with Motu Koitabu Assembly in the delivery of a double-storey classroom for Motu Koita Fode Centre which is also located at the school.
During the presentation of 40 desks by Theodist Limited last Thursday, Governor Parkop made a commitment to donate 60 more desks to Grade-three students who have been sitting on the bare floor for two years.
Governor Parkop, MKA Chairman and Deputy Governor Dadi Toka Jnr, three members of Motu Koitabu Assembly, and Theodist representatives joined teachers, students and their parents last Thursday to witness the presentation.
Governor Parkop said these desks would enable the students and teachers to enhance the learning environment.
Commending the company for its kind gesture, Governor Parkop said their contribution for the advancement of the children would go a long way.
He added that Theodist was a household name in PNG, supplying stationery including school materials.
“This contribution is consistent with their goals to impact communities they live and work in.”
Mr Dadi Toka said they were slowly rebuilding the school’s capacity.
He said he was also grateful for the partnership with the company.
“NCDC together with MKA is always working together to fully empower our indigenous communities in the villages. This desk contribution will help our students at Hagara and Tatana.”
Theodist Group CEO, Kumar Baliah said Theodist had been in business for over 50 years.
“We have been part of Port Moresby’s landscape. Our key philosophy is to contribute positively to communities that we live and work in. We are a key education partner and we see education as vital part of our children’s future.”
Head teacher, Henao Koregai thanked everyone for relieving students and teachers with the kind donation.