“Let us not give them fish alone but let us teach them how to catch fish.” These were the words of Dr. Naihuo Ahai, Deputy Director of “Strongim Pipol Strongim Nation” – a community-based, Australian government-funded organization. The occasion was the official opening of a brand new library for Gaire Primary School.
Teachers, students, pastors and officials alike engaged in dancing, singing and even drama with the opening of Gaire Primary School’s new library. With the last donation to the school dating back 13 years, the K61, 395 funding from the Australian government was received gratefully.
The school was the beneficiary of a community grant from Strongim Pipol Strongim Nation out of a total of 200 applicants.
Gaire Primary School’s headmaster, Mr. Win Gima, provided a brief history of the school’s background and spoke about the school’s original library, only 2 metres by 5 metres big, which went up in flames back in 1996. He said that the library was a dream come true after many years of struggle.
Dr. Ahai urged the young students to clean and look after the facility, and to learn as much as they can. With the success of the library, the Headmaster Mr. Gima spoke of further aims of the school such as an e-library, as well as another classroom for the coming year.