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New Double Classroom Launched for St. Francis Seim Hamtaba Primary

The Digicel PNG Foundation marked another milestone in its commitment to education on Wednesday with the launch of a new double classroom at St. Francis Seim Hamtaba Primary School in Nuku District, West Sepik Province.

The school recently celebrated the inauguration of their new double classroom, made possible through Digicel Foundation’s Education Infrastructure Development Program.

This school, located in Nuku District, serves 436 students from grades three to eight.

Head Teacher Mrs. Anna Sembenombo Wangs expressed her gratitude to Digicel PNG Foundation for recognizing the need for a new classroom in their school.

She emphasized that the project provided a visible and positive impact, creating a conducive learning environment that will enhance the quality of education and contribute to the development of future human resources for Papua New Guinea.

The project was completed at an estimated cost of K350,000, undertaken by the 7 Mile Workshop & Construction Company.  

The new classrooms are fully furnished with 20 standard student desks, whiteboards, pin boards, and teachers’ tables and chairs, ensuring a comfortable and conducive learning environment for the students.

Additionally, a 9,000 Litre Tuffa tank was installed on a reinforced concrete base, equipped with a lockable tap to provide clean drinking water to the students. Furthermore, two 900L Tuffa tanks were installed to support a WASH facility for the students.

The official launch event at the school ground was well-attended, with representatives from the Provincial and District Education office, the Catholic Diocese of Aitape, and the Governor’s office gracing the occasion.

The Digicel PNG team from Wewak was also present to officiate the event, further highlighting the significance of this initiative.

Since its inception in 2008, Digicel PNG Foundation has made substantial contributions to education in Papua New Guinea.

The foundation has invested a total of K169 million kina in various projects across the country, with over K2.067 million dedicated to developments in West Sepik Province alone.

Among these investments are the construction of one elementary school and ten primary school classrooms.