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Papua New Guinea

Inmates join literacy hype

BY YOMBI KEP

IMPORTANCE of literacy is not only focused on the formal education system which already gives wider opportunities to those passing through but also to the isolated and marginalised groups outside the formal system.

Literacy rates are low in PNG but it is much more lower in prisons. This is where quality literacy and quality life will be more meaningful. Hence the Department of Education is addressing literacy and numeracy in jails through the National Literacy Awareness Secretariat (NLAS).

The group it aims to educate and give opportunity to enhance their skills of writing the spoken languages and produce understanding when reading the written languages.

As a testament of how literacy has helped them, inmates from the Bomana jail joined in the closing celebrations of the literacy week. The inmates belted two songs during the celebration.

One song was about the importance of literacy while the other one was an awareness song for parents to let their children go to school.

Meanwhile, the prisoners testified about why literacy is important and urges parents to send their children to school.

“Think about the future of your children,” said Marry Wangai an inmate at Bomana prison.

“I want to encourage you parents to send your children to school so that they can be able to secure a bright future for themselves.”

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