It was unusual for an ordinary Papua New Guinean of over sixty years old, to attend a school, or even think of going to one.
But one man proved that, age isn’t a barrier to fulfil your dreams.
Peter Aua, a sixty two year old from Maipa village in Mekeo, Central Province, was the oldest graduand with a certificate in basic business training from Ginigoada Bus 3 graduation, last Friday.
His goal was simple and that was to gain new skills.
Peter has achieved that despite the huge age gap between him and his peers.
Peter has four children, and has been living in the two mile area for over 21 years now.
He said life has been tough, but with this basic business training, he is more confident in finding a job. “Nau mi kisim dispela pepa, em bai helpim mi long painim wok” he said.
The youngest amongst them was a 16 years old boy.
Ginigoada bus 4 project trainer, Robert Eva, said they enrol students regardless of their age.
“We enrol students of different age group. This is because we believe in you” Mr Eva said.
The two weeks training was fully funded by Digicel Foundation.
Digicel Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Beatrice Mahuru, said they’ve been in PNG for over 6 years, empowering people through health, education and life skills.
Ginigoada is an organisation, whose focus is to teach basic life skills to the unfortunate. It was founded by then MP for Moresby South, Dame Carol Kidu.
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