by Theckla Gunga – EM TV, Port Moresby
The Australian Federal Police has donated 50 soccer balls to students and teachers at June Valley Primary School in the nation’s capital today.
The donation was made in the attempt to involve students in sports based on a young Australian boy’s initiative to donate soccer balls to disadvantaged children around the world.
At the presentation today, Assistant Commissioner for AFP, Alan Scott, encouraged teachers and students to teach their children about sports and the opportunities it brings.
“The donation is the first in PNG; however, donations were also made to other countries like Afghanistan,” said Alan Scott.
The investment of the soccer balls to June Valley is an exciting experience for most students, especially since soccer is a popular sport.
Head Teacher Mrs Winnifred Iamo told EM TV News that the donations will go a long way in helping them to teach students basic soccer skills.
“Sport and education come together, as they both require determination and commitment,” she said.
Iamo said for those who cannot make it through to higher education, sports will provide them the other avenue to excel.