School named after Peter O’Connor

O'Connor Community School at Geheru

O’Connor Community School at Geheru

In 2013 the school at Geheru, in the north of Port Moresby, was officially named the O’Connor Community School to honour the late Peter O’Connor whose generous bequest led to significant help for the school.

At the beginning of 2013 the Peter O’Connor Foundation agreed to directly assist the School by ensuring the basic wages of the teaching and training staff is met each fortnight. Previously the staff had only re-ceived an allowance from private donations and church fundraising.

Now known as “O’Connor Community School” the school has some 320 children currently enrolled. Many of these children are from the settlement and lower income areas around Gerehu, and the children and their families highly value the opportunity the school provides.

Students at the O'Connor Community School.

Students at the O’Connor Community School.

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