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Digicel donates K100,000 worth of educational tools to Wosera Gawi District Schools

Four schools in the Wosera Gawi District have been provided with Alcatel electronic tablets thanks to a generous partnership between the Wosera Gawi District Development Authority and Digicel.

The schools including Kwanjiviak Primary School, Kungini Primary School, Serengwandu Primary School and Nugwaia Primary School each received 50 tablets as part of the ongoing program.
As well as funding the tablets for primary school students in the region, Digicel proudly presented SIM cards for each tablet bringing the total to more than K100,000.

Digicel Managing Director, Mobile, Shivan Bhargava said Digicel is committed to providing educational opportunities to students in PNG’s rural areas including Wosera Gawi.
“We are incredibly proud to give school students the opportunity to have access to more resources to assist with their learning and development,” he said.
“These students will now be able to access an online library called e-Granary, which is an internet-based library with educational resources including video, audio, books, journals, and websites.
“The tablets will assist more than 3000 students in the region connect to the internet and ensure they have adequate access to resources that children in other countries have and hopefully inspire them to continue their education after primary school.”

Digicel Government Relations rep Shent McPhally Kingui and Member for Wosera Gawk District Hon. Joseph Yopyyopy attended the launch ceremonies. The headmasters, teachers, board members and parents from each school came together with the District officials, ESP Acting Provincial Administrator and key Education Officers to celebrate the highly anticipated launch.
Headmaster of Kwanjiviak Primary School, Mr. Cherumbim Waiu, thanked the Member Hon Joseph Yopyyopy and Digicel PNG for bringing the e-Library concept into the rural parts of the district.
“These tablets will enhance the students in their research, assignments and studies in upcoming exams and in their day to day learning. It is a first of its kind for the school and the parents, teachers and students are so happy about this arrangement. About 700 students braved the heat for the day to witness the launch and they were so happy and smiling,” he said.

The Hon. Joseph Yopyyopy said he was happy with the Government Collaboration program with Digicel and Wosera Gawi District. The MP wants to roll out more tablet programs into its 30 plus primary schools in the district. He said he was happy to see students and teachers accessing information online today as it was not accessible while he was at school.

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