Education gives children opportunity

Providing children with access to basic education is one of 5 key focus areas of the Digicel Foundation.

This was highlighted at the recent launch of a new double classroom building at the Simola primary school along the Mushu coastline of the Vanimo Green District, Sandaun province.

Education is the single biggest opportunity that can be given to a child, and for this reason Digicel PNG Foundation is committed to delivering quality classrooms all around the country.

These classrooms can aid to help children have an environment that is conducive to their education.

Representing Digicel foundation at the recent launch was Ian Kateregga, Digicel Operations Manager for the solar recharge stations.

Kateregga encouraged the school and community to look after the infrastructure so that other children are able to utilise it for generations to come.

He also highlighted that the foundation rewarded schools and communities who looked after their investments, with fully kitted libraries.

An appeal was also made to the communities to take care of Digicel’s Telecommunications infrastructure because it is through these business that the foundation is able to invest back into the communities for development purposes.

To date, Digicel has reinvested K72 million back into the country, assisting in developing some of the most rural parts of the country.

The Foundation at Simola primary school launched a double classroom building costing K240, 000 fully kitted with solar system, student desks, staff furniture and a 9000L tuffa tank.

Digicel Foundation plans to roll out many more similar projects to help improve the education of people and the society at large.                       

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