Malangta Primary School in Bulolo district celebrated the opening of their new two-storey double classroom on June 22, 2012.
Provincial and district officials, HVJV representatives, Malangta teachers, students and the local community all came together on the day to celebrate the opening.
The double story-double classroom was constructed by the Hidden Valley Joint Venture (HVJV) at the cost of K354, 000 in support of the Bulolo District Education Plan.
The classrooms were funded under MMJV’s 5-year Community and Regional Development Plan which focuses on education, health, agriculture and infrastructure.
MMJV’s Community & Regional Development Manager, Benjamin Kamaya, said MMJV’s education program was focused on building capacity in the district. He said the Hidden Valley mine and the upcoming Wafi-Golpu project would need trained people and a big part of that will come from the district.
District Education Coordinator, John Tsipet praised HVJV for the infrastructure support over the past two years. He urged parents and guardians to ensure their children attend school and get the education they deserve for their future development.
Representatives from the government, school and villages also urged the students to look after the facilities and appealed to parents to work together with the school to develop the students into good citizens and future leaders.
Other schools that have received classrooms include Grace Memorial Secondary School, Bulolo Technical School, Manianda and Gabensis Primary schools.
Nauti, Winima and Kwembu, principal landowner villages of the Hidden Valley mine, also received classrooms and teacher training materials since the mine opened.