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New library, world of opportunities

Nicole Smith, second secretary - Bougainville Program Australian High Commission, handed over the keys for the new library to Kepesia school principal, Marvin Naru, and four other principals of the schools that received a new library. These schools include Kepesia, Kavaranou, Kekesu, Mungkala and Sipuru Primary School. 

Ms. Smith said Bougainville remains a development priority for Australia with education one of the important sectors. 

Village association to raise funds for new library

The association plans to host a fundraising dinner scheduled for May 20 at Stake House in Goroka.

The library will serve about 500 people that live in the area and nearby villages including Kofica, Kabiufa, Gamuga and Makiroka.

The library project will include a learning centre for women and girls.

The library and learning centre will consist of books, internet access, sewing machine, oven and conference room for girls and women to learn basic life skills.

Dr Kombra commends Board for Libraries and Archives

The recently launched National Library, Archives and Records Services 10 Year Strategic Plan 2016-2025 aims to deliver sustainable, accessible, fair, equal and quality library and archives services to the people.

Kombra revealed that before the Board was established, there was a lack in the governance system.

He said there was a vacuum in the way the governance of this agency was managed and there were a lot of issues.

The last NLA Board meeting was held in 2006 and it has been 11 years since the Office of Library and Archives operated without the NLA Board.

Village association aims to build rural library

The library will serve about 500 people that live in the area and nearby villages including Kofica, Kabiufa, Gamuga and Makiroka.

The library project will include a learning centre for women and girls.

The library and learning centre will consist of books, internet access, sewing machine, oven and conference room for girls and women to learn basic life skills.

This will help improve literacy level in the community and empower women or girls in the Notofana area.

The building will be powered by 5 X 250 w solar panels.