United Nations in PNG

Paying their way back to school

Odilah from Banak in the Wewak District, and Damaris from Yangoru-Saussia, were waiting to pay their way back to their studies when this training opportunity landed in their hands.

Odilah said: “I was not able to complete my year 12 studies because of school fee problems and I see this as a good chance for me.”

Damaris Finaka added: “I’m happy to become a role model for other girls to see and follow with the belief that road works is not a job for men only.” Damaris is looking forward to complete her Diploma Studies at the University of Papua New Guinea.