​Kokofa show underway

​Unity through culture in diversity and pride is the theme of Gordon Secondary School’s cultural celebration.

The Kokofa show is a bi-annual celebration which was once more staged today.

The usual white and maroon school uniform was traded for traditional attire as a total of 22 cultural groups came out to show pride for their origin.

This was satisfying for school principal George Wek Kenega, who said in this day, many students did not know their cultural identity.

“Having a show like this will promote culture and allow the students to know where they come from,” he said.

Kenega said the event is also a fundraiser for the refurbishment of a classroom building which holds six classes.

He said the classroom was to cater for the yearly increasing student demand.

John Kaupa, Member for North-East, was present to officiate the program.

He stressed on the importance of quality education; to see the country prosper and move forward.

Kaupa committed K50,000 towards the cause of refurbishing the building.

He said this will be delivered next year, taken from the DSIP’s education component.

Telikom Foundation also presented a K4,000 cheque.

PNG artists also performed at the event, to show support. These artists included Daniel Bilip, Eldiz Munei, Dr Wiz and Masalai Crew.

(Female students from Enga Province entering the arena)

Gloria Bauai