New classroom for Pulpulu Elementary School

Parents, teachers and students of Pulpulu Elementary School in the new Matalai Local Level Government (LLG) in Namatanai, New Ireland Province, have recently welcomed the launch of a new double classroom.

The new double classroom was built at a cost of over K20,000 from a counterpart funding between the Matalai LLG (K10,000) and Walters Farming Association (WFA).

WFA chief executive officer Walter Schnaubelt, accompanied by various LLG presidents of Namatanai district, including Matalai, Tanir, Namatanai Rural and Sentral Niu Ailan, converged at Titigo Primary School to witness the official opening.

Schnaubelt, in launching the double classroom, said the plan and decision to assist build the classroom was made long before to cater for the increasing infrastructure needs of the LLG.

“I’m happy to be part of this celebration to officially open the double classroom for the elementary school here. That dream we had before to build a classroom has become a reality now.”

Schnaubelt said the decision he took to assist build the classroom through WFA was based on his eagerness and community responsibility as a leader.

“I’m in a position to help so I helped because I understand the dilemma faced here and that is lack of education facilities. Our children need the best for their education because they are our future leaders and a true leader is obligated to do the right thing,” he said.

Schnaubelt also called on the provincial and district governments to stop politicking and fund the new Matalai LLG administration centre so it can carry out basic government services and development agendas in the area.

Schnaubelt challenged the students to look after the double classroom facility and be obedient to their parents and teachers, and learn as much as they can if they want to have a bright future.

Matalai LLG president Augustine Topi thanked Schnaubelt for the much-needed assistance.

He said the partnership has just begun and he looks forward to working with him from 2016 and beyond.

(WFA chairman, Walter Schnaubelt, and Matalai LLG president, Augustine Topi, cutting the ribbon to mark the official opening of the new double classroom for the Pulpulu Elementary School.) 

Press release