33 orphans and disadvantaged children between the ages of 6-10 from the remote Bundi area of Madang Province have made their way to Simbu Province to pursue their dream of being educated thanks to the support of the Kumura Foundation.
These children from various villages in the Bundi some as far as the border villages of Jimi in Jiwaka walked for 2 -3 days just to reach Kumuras foundation.
President Vincent Kumura said they then rest a night and then wake up early just to continue their pursuit of education towards Simbu.
Under the Foundations “Educating orphans of Bundi” Project these neglected children are given a chance at education.
President Vincent Kumura said this project was launched in 2019 after a research conducted that saw that most of these children were not educated due to the remoteness of their village and no family support.
“There is no road access to this villages thus health and education centers are non-prevalent in these areas and the children that are affected the most are the orphans and children that are living so far in the remote areas that they do not have any form of access to developments.”
“We evenly distribute and we get 60% children that are orphans and 40%, are children that are remotely isolated.”
He further added that this is their bit to work towards the Government’s national plan to “leave no children behind” in education hence they are playing their bit to support where they can.
Kumura Foundation also expressed gratitude to the Brian Bell Foundation who has continued to support them yearly to ensure that these disadvantaged children get the education they need.
This year, these orphans will attend the Dendlagu Primary School in Mt. Wilhelm area, Kundiawa Gembogl as boarding students.