By Dinnierose Raiko, EMTV News – Port Moresby
General Electric (GE) and the National Rugby League (NRL) are partnering to implement a wellbeing program across PNG schools. The program aims to create awareness among students on the importance of physical activity, nutrition and mental wellness.
The pilot project will be carried out at Waigani Primary School and will eventually expand to other provinces.
Recognising PNG’s passion for rugby league, GE have partnered with the NRL in PNG to carry out the wellbeing program.
Through GE’s healthcare partnerships in the country, they identified the importance of supporting such a program.
NRL PNG General Manger, Mark Mom, says this the program is on contribution to Vision 2050, since wellbeing is also one of its key pillars. It is also in line with recommendations stated in the National Health Plan.
Mom added that the wellbeing program would complement the NRL’s already successful League Bilong Laif program, which is aimed at strengthening and delivering quality sport for development activities.
Almost 20,000 primary schools will benefit from the wellbeing project as it grows, and GE is looking forward to working with the NRL and branching out after the pilot project phase at Waigani.