PNG media recognises our work

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On 3 October 2016 the work of the Peter O’Connor Foundation in providing materials to PNG schools was described in an article in the Port Moresby Post Courier.

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The text of the article is as follows:

BY NELSON KAIRI
THE Peter O’Connor Foundation has donated learning materials and 45 laptop to help educate underprivileged children in the city.

Speaking at the official ceremony representatives from the O’Connor Community School at Gerehu Stage 5 and Christ the King at ATS; foundation Chairman, Rio Fioco said that the donated materials will help to educate children in settlements in the city.

He added that the O’Connor foundation also takes care of the teachers’ salaries in various schools around Port Moresby settlements as part of the foundations contributions to supporting and educating children who are unable to attend normal schools because of various reasons.

The foundation donated 494 cartons of library books, encyclopedias, class set of textbooks, stationary and teaching aides.

Of the 45 laptops given, 25 were presented to teachers at the O’Connor Primary School and 15 went to Christ the King at ATS settlement run by the Anglican Church.

O’Connor Community School headmistress Renagi Tomuriesa thanked the O’Connor Foundation for their continued support.

She added that the support given would benefit the teachers which in turn would benefit the students by making it easy for them to learn.

Whilst receiving the 15 laptops donated to the ATS Christ the King School, secretary of the Anglican Archdiocese in Port Moresby Amos Misirait also thanked the O’Connor Foundation for its donation and the buildings that the foundation has helped to build at the ATS School.

The O’Connor Community School was established 5 years ago and has over 400 students from grades 1-6 at the Unity Foursquare Church at Gerehu Stage 5.

The learning materials donated were sourced from St. Mary’s College in [Cairns] Australia with the cost of shipping paid by the Peter O’Connor Foundation.

There was also coverage in The National. See below.

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