A non-government organisation, who has assisted in funding projects for Ting Elementary School in Lae, West Taraka, today witnessed the third graduation for the pioneers since its establishment in 2014.
Lae’s Rotary club helped raised K20,000 early this year to build a double classroom for the school.
Today, a total of 42 Grade 2 students graduated with certificates and awards.
The elementary school, which has been operating without full government subsidies, and whose teachers work without pay, has successfully graduated 42 Grade 2 students.
These students are the pioneers of the school since it began in 2014.
Head Teacher, Tine Pagau, says though the teachers were not on payroll, they continued giving their service because of their love to teach.
This year, the school was given materials worth K20,000 by Lae Rotary, to build a double classroom for these graduates.
The organisation just recently funded work on the school’s toilet facilities and septic systems for the students.
Lae Rotary Club representative, Gary Hailwood, who was present at the graduation ceremony, says education is one of the key functions of the organisation.
Lae Rotary has also funded other schools with the distribution of more than 800 desks, and has helped funded a water project at Unitech habitat.
Hailwood said consultations are underway with a Rotary Club in Australia who will assist with another classroom building project for Ting Elementary school.