Manus schools receive climate change books

Primary school students in Manus Province can learn more about the effects of climate change and how to adapt to sea level rise which is affecting their islands.

This follows the presentation of climate change resource materials recently to four schools in the province by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Papua New Guinea.

They’re Tulu, Bundralis, Ponam and Andra primary schools in the Pomuti, Ndrehet, Kurti and Andra Local Level Government (PNKA LLG).

WCS Manus program officer Sylvia Noble distributed the materials and said that the teachers were pleased and acknowledged WCS’s initiative.

Each school received six copies of a climate change teacher’s resource book and five copies of two different climate change related posters.

The resource book was produced under WCS’s climate change adaptation project that was undertaken with other partner organisations in Manus.

It provides lessons and activities on climate change, its causes and effects and community adaptation measures that teachers can use to teach their students.

Bundralis headmaster Vincent Ngih said climate change is affecting their  life style and living patterns.

“We need this sort of material to broaden our students understanding on these issues to prepare them for such occasion and also help them do basic things to adapt to the changes,” said Ngih.

Ponam head master Paul Pau added that the resource book would support the subject strands provided in the ‘Making a Living’ curriculum.



Quintina Naime