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Post-Courier supports school fundraising drive


SOUTH Pacific Post Limited donated merchandise bags to St John Primary School at Tokarara, Port Moresby, towards their fundraising on building school infrastructure this morning.

Post-Courier newspaper’s Editor Matthew Vari said the company is happy to contribute toward the fundraising in the little ways they can following a request made from the fundraising committee.

Mr. Vari said the company wants to help the school to achieve what the school has set out in it fundraising drive.

“We know there is Tuition Fee Free (TFF) but nothing is ever enough in this country in everything we do, with all the hardship we face on a timely basis to deliver education for our children”

He said Post-Courier will be giving coverage on the infrastructure projects for the school till the end of the project delivery.

School Headteacher Mrs Veronica Maloni said St John primary is a small school compared to other schools in the nation’s capital with 1,180 students from prep to grade 8.

Mrs Maloni said school subsidy is not always come on time and it does not cover school infrastructures.

She said the new school board put in place had come up with a project plan for school infrastructure, however, the issue holding the plan to be implemented is Funds.

Mrs Maloni said the board had appointed a fundraising team to help raise funds for the project and this cultural show is one of the many fundraising drives.

“I am pleased and thankful that South Pacific Post Limited is the first corporate house to respond to our request to help us”

She said this merchandise will make a big difference come the fundraising day. L Maloni said they have three weeks to prepare, sell tickets and seek more sponsors for the day.

St John Primary School board chairman Joseph Paschalis said he appreciate the Post-Courier management for the immediate response for the donating the merchandise to the school.