First Healthy Teens School Program Conducted

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By Michelle Steven – EMTV News, Port Moresby

The PNG Cancer Foundation, in partnership with Exxon Mobil PNG, conducted the first series of Healthy Teens School Program in three primary schools in Central Province. The program began in March with Hagara and Tatana Primary Schools and continued with Boera Primary School at the beginning of April.

More than 450 students between the grades of six to eight participated in the educational program. The program is a school-based cancer education and awareness program that focuses on empowering teenagers to make healthy lifestyle choices as a way to reduce their risk of getting cancer in the future.

Last year the Healthy Teens School Program reached over 1, 800 students.

This year the foundation in partnership with Exxon Mobil plan to reach out to more children in PNG.

Michelle Steven

Hails from the mountainous region of Papua New Guinea, Mt Hagen, Western Highlands Province. Graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts (Journalism) at Divine Word University. I am proud of my profession and value ethical virtues.

Michelle Steven