By Eric Haurupma (UPNG Journalism Student) EM TV, Port Moresby
Students from the Sakita Primary School, in the Sohe District of Oro Province, who journeyed through the Kokoda Track to raise funds for a new grade eight classroom arrived in Port Moresby after their walk.
A contingent of 23 students with their headmistress arrived in Port Moresby after five days of walking through the famous Kokoda Track.
Oro Governor, Garry Juffa met the contingent at the Parliament House yesterday.
Juffa donated a collection of PNG writers’ anthology ‘The Crocodile Prize’ to each student and assisted with cash for their airfares.
He encouraged them to read a lot of books and attain comprehension skills to develop knowledge and prosper in education.
He also assured students that he will liaise with the education department to build their new classroom.
Sakita Primary school is located in a remote part of Sohe and is one of 32 primary schools in the district that contributes to the human resource development of the province.
Headmistress, Faith Temba said the excursion provided an avenue for students to interact with communities outside their own, and to contribute to bringing tangible developments into their area.