Over thirty-two thousand students and teachers including support staff in twenty nine school in Morobe will be benefiting from of an Integrating WASH in Nutrition (INWAN) – Lukautim Gutpla Kai Kai through Klin pasin project.
The Australian Government through the Water for Women Fund in support of COVID-19 response and recovery is co-funding the integrated WaSH of the Morobe school garden project.
The project also works hand-in-hand with high schools and primary schools in Lae to strengthen agricultural education, provide nutritious meals to students, and educate them on good nutrition.
It will also address job losses and local food supply disruptions by increasing local food production and creating opportunities for local community members to work on school farms in partnership with the “Lae City Hands Up Program” provides community workers for the project.
World Vision PNG WaSH technical Specialist Emmanuel Opoki said WVPNG at the request of DFAT is working closely with the School Garden Steering Committee to integrate Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) into the Project.
Mr. Opoki said part of the scope of work is to have solar motorized water supply system at Omega primary school as a model school for 29 schools under this project.
“The detail work would include Siting and drilling of one production well at Omega primary school, installation of water pumps, solar panels, 18,000 Liters reservoir tanks and hand washing stations at the school”, Mr. Opoki said.
The Morobe School Garden Project is a partnership between the Morobe Provincial Government, the Lae City Authority and the Australian Government as covid-19 response and recovery for Lae schools.