Village association to raise funds for new library

The Gasagasa Development Association from Notofana Village in the rural Goroka LLG of Eastern Highlands Province is raising funds to build a rural public 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.

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 solar panels.

GDA representative Josupo Hollowe said this library will help children in Notofana area develop attitude towards reading books, enjoy learning and being able to use the internet.

Hollowe highlighted that the library will help the youths turn away from alcohol and drug abuse, petty crimes and losing interest in school.

“Adapting UN Sustainable Development Goals, the GDA aims to address poverty, provide quality education and promote gender equality through the library,” he said.

GDA is calling on interested business houses and individuals to assist with financial support to help change the lives of the rural people.

Quintina Naime