By Sasha Pei-Silovo – EM TV Online
Former students of the Arawa High School in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville will be hosting a fundraising dance at the Crystal Lounge of the Cosmopolitan in Vision City, Port Moresby on Friday 19 December, 2014.
This initiative is part of their ongoing fundraising drive to raise the needed funds to carry out projects for the school which include the building of a multipurpose hall, accommodation for teachers new school administration block and a well-equipped computer room that would adequately cater for the student population.
The Ex-Arawa High School Reunion Inc. through their organising committee which is headed by Chairman Gordon Kevon and Departmenty Chairman, William Tondopan, strives to bring all ex-students together to combine efforts to give back to the school that they all gained their education from.
Tickets for the fundraiser are selling at K40 each and the night will feature entertainment from the X-Tensions band.
More information about the event can be sought by contacting Gordon Kevon on 72086874, William Tondopan on 76019789, John Lahis on 72010445 or 72883663 and John Becks on 72021385.
In October the Ex-Arawa High School Reunion Inc. hosted their reunion at the Dynasty Restaurant in Port Moresby on Saturday 25 October which was well attended by ex-students, prominent Bougainvilleans and members of the Bougainville community in Port Moresby.
It was during the reunion that the objectives of the Ex-Arawa High School Reunion Inc. were made known to those who attended. It was also highlighted that the reunion would be an inaugural event.
The Arawa High School suffered greatly during the Bougainville Crisis, which saw the destruction of much of its facilities; with the initiative taken by the former students, the school can look forward to receiving much needed support for its ongoing rehabilitation.
Mr Paul Nerau, President of the Port Moresby Bougainville Association and Chairman of the Independent Public Business Corporation board has said that the Ex-Arawa High School Reunion Inc. had set a benchmark for other former students of schools around Bougainville to follow.