The Mauberema Ecotourism, Nature Conservation, Education, Research & Training Center (MENCERTC), recently facilitated the donation of books from an Australian based NGO for the Dinima Primary School and Mauberema Early Childhood Learning Center in Sinesine Yongomugl District in the Simbu Province.
The Founder and Director of MENCERTC Mr. Moses Kirikumul Kerry, who believes that providing quality basic literacy is fundamental to early childhood upbringing and development, is grateful with this timely donation from BOOKS4PNGKIDS.
“I want to thank to BOOKS4PNGKIDS for donating a total of 29 cartons of learning materials to our Dinima Primary School and the Mauberema Early Childhood Learning Centre,” Mr. Moses Kirikumul Kerry said.
This book donation is part of MENCERTC’s ongoing efforts to provide training and resources on environmental education to Mauberema and the surrounding communities.
“We visited the two schools and identified the statues of their existing libraries and library books.” “And sadly, all the schools didn’t have any proper library or even library books,” Moses Kerry said, adding that thereafter, they prepared a brief report and sent their request to BOOKS4PNGKIDS in Australia early this year.
“BOOKS4PNGKIDS responded positively and shipped the first lot of books to Lae, to be transported up to the Simbu Province.
” Because both the Dinima Primary School and the Mauberema Early Childhood Learning Center don’t have an actual library, the MENCERTC will house the book donations for now.
“The books will be kept at the Mauberema Community Resource Centre. We have allocated two office spaces for the junior and senior library setup,” Moses Kerry said. Moses Kirikumul Kerry has also revealed that the MENCERTC are also planning to build a separate community library but they face the ever present major challenge of financial constraints.
“This year, we applied for the Digicel Community Grant Support to build this library. We pray and hope that our application is successful.
” MENCERTC have also appealed to the Sinesine Yongomugl District Education Authority and the Simbu Provincial Education Board to see and respond to the need to build a library.
“We have done our part as a local community based organization, to provide our support and it’s now up to them to show their support,” Mr. Kerry Kirikumul said.