A Non-Government Organization has donated over 3000 library books including teachers reading materials to two rural schools in the Tari-Pori district of Hela Province.
Edauwi and Tukupauwi Primary school students and teachers were emotional and pleased to receive much needed items for free from the Hela Rural Development Foundation (HRDF).
According to Founder and Chairman Eric Yawas this is an ongoing scheme by the HRDF to improve the illiteracy level in the remote Hela communities.
“There is no improvement in the learning materials in most remote schools so it is through this that we try to improve their learning quality,” Yawas said.
The foundation distributes quality reading materials, desks and chairs, whiteboards and anything to improve the students learning.
“We connect with local community leaders, churches and school staff to find out more about the primary schools and what their needs are and then we donate from what we have,” Yawas added.
Since the beginning of the program in 2019, 25 rural schools have received donations across the province and more than 12,500 students have benefitted from it.
“We partner with other NGO’s like book4pngkids, Project Yumi also Oil Search to make all these donations possible,” he said.