LNG Plant site schools receive 500 desks, chairs

Five hundred school desks and chairs have been donated by ExxonMobil PNG, operator of PNG LNG to students at schools near the PNG LNG plant site.

The schools include Porebada, Boera, Papa and Lealea primary schools and Redscar High School which each received 100 chairs and desks recently.

Students from the five schools will commence their 2017 classes with the benefit of an improved learning environment.

“The future growth of the country lies in providing today’s children with a good education and having well equipped schools helps to provide a conducive learning environment,” says ExxonMobil PNG’s LNG Plant site Superintendent Al Sandoval.

“The desks will make the children feel comfortable which will help them learn,” said Head Teacher for Lealea Primary School, Ranu Lari.

She adds that the school was very grateful for the company’s support to help build the quality of education at the school.

The company has been supporting schools in Central and Hela provinces with desks since construction phase in its efforts to support the delivery of education in project areas.

The desks have either been made or bought locally; ensuring local economic growth is encouraged. ExxonMobil also funded infrastructure projects such as classrooms and teachers’ houses, refurbishing existing school facilities and providing capacity building programs for teachers.

Annette Kora