​Over 2,000 library books for remote school

Remote St. Michael’s Brahman Secondary School in the Usino-Bundi District of Madang Province recently received over 2,000 much needed library books.

The school library is quite run down with few outdated books from the 60s and 70s.

The books were donated by the Western Australia through the Ramu Community Resource Centre Association (RCRCA) and were presented to the school by the Kumura Foundation.

The donated books, in various subject areas, range from encyclopedias to non-fiction and fiction novels.

Brahman Secondary deputy principal Joseph Aviamba said the school has never received decent books of such quantity before and therefore they are very thankful.

Founder of Kumura Foundation, Vincent Kumura, who is also a former student of the school, was happy to assist.

School principal John Tomokai was pleased that a proud product of the school could come and give back to his old school in such an important way. 

“These books will not only benefit our children from Usino-Bundi but also Madang Province and PNG,” Tomokai said.

Kumura Foundation also donated three boxes of medical supplies to the remote Brahman Health Centre that serves a total population of 8000 people, including the students of Brahman Secondary.

The Centre’s Health Extension Officer (HEO), Stela Mondia, thanked the foundation and believes that at least the medical supplies could help save a few lives.

Quintina Naime