Zilani Village within Yanta, one ofthe three landowner tribes ofthe Wafi-Golpu projectowill soon have its own elementary school.
Morobe Mining fundedthe double classroom worth K170, 000.
Morobe MiningInfrastructure Supervisor, Gedion Roroa, saysthe local community at Zilani was very happy to be recipients of such a project.
“Most parents saidtheir under-age kids now won’t go out ofthe village to attend elementary schools as it wastheir parents’ greatest concern leavingtheir children out ofthe village. Since no elementary school is in place, many kids are uneducated,” said Gedion.
Mr Roroa adds thatthe community has identiflied and given an area to buildthe classroom. Locals have taken ownership by volunteering to assist contractors.
Roroa said oncethe project is complete,the Elementary School will serve Zilani Village and two neighbouring villages, namely, Pokwaluma and Pokwana, who are also withinthe Yanta tribal region.
Zilani Elementary School will serve as a feeder school tothe recently re-opened Wafi Primary School situated in Pokwaluma.
The project is expected to be completed atthe end of this month.