Adult literacy

Adult literacy training in remote Enga

The partnership between Saua Development Foundation, a local NGO, and Digicel Foundation, saw the pastors and primary school teachers successfully complete a two-week training of trainers’ workshop on adult literacy.

As resource tools for tutors, the participants and respective communities also received eight solar light packs with 22 monitor DVD and 100 lap desks.

Founder and program director of Saua Development Foundation, Mary Kalit, said it would not be possible without the support of Digicel Foundation.

Starting from scratch

Roneka, from the Wain-Erap LLG in Morobe Province, had the opportunity to showcase her work during a recent visit by the Morobe Provincial Government.

She has always been passionate about teaching.

In 1986, Nawaeb woman, Bayang Roneka, attended a literacy training at Vunadidir in East New Britain Province where she proudly represented her province.

After the training though, Roneka said she had to put her dream on hold as she had to raise her children.

Adult literacy opens doors

The course was delivered by the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Papua New Guinea as part of the Papua New Guinea-Australia Decentralisation and Service Delivery Partnership.

"We are pleased to be working with Papua New Guinean churches to address low literacy rates in the country. We know this is a major barrier to employment and development,” said Brendan Peace, Counsellor from the Australian High Commission.