For the 24 rural kids from Bundi in Madang who are currently on an excursion in Goroka, touring sites in town and visiting selected organizations it has been a new experience for them.
This is all being done in the efforts to expose these children to urban life and is organized by a community-based organization the Kumura Foundation, under their rural education focus program.
The children made their first stop at the Kefamo River before heading to the Raunraun Theatre for their first visit yesterday afternoon.
They were welcomed by the Director John Doa, and taken for a tour of the iconic Raunraun Theater, followed by a movie night before retiring.
This morning they toured the University of Goroka campus and will be visiting the Brian Bell Home Center, who are sponsors of this program through the Sir Brian Bell Foundation.
These 24 children are orphans and disadvantaged children from rural Bundi in Madang who attend school in Gembogl, Simbu Province, and have never traveled beyond their villages.
This week, they’ve been given the opportunity to experience being in an urban setting.