Situated along the upper Fly River are two remote schools that are in dire need of reading books and stationary supplies.
Recognising this need whilst carrying out exploration and seismic activities at the P’nyang well site was Petroleum and Energy Company Oil Search Limited.
Oil Search’s Stakeholder Engagement team organised for 35 boxes of reading books and stationery for the Elementary and Primary schools.
The Company donated all the stationery supplies as well as teachers’ reference materials while Buk bilong Pikinini donated reading books.
Kaiyangabip Community School Head teacher, Mr. Bob Yaki, was thankful to Oil Search for their donations.
“I really appreciate and am thankful for this donation from Oil Search. These items will allow the teachers to teach well and for the students to learn well”.
He also highlighted the challenge of running a school in a remote place like Kaiyangabip.
“It is a day’s walk to the nearest PMV stop at Sisimakam, where we catch a PMV to Kiunga or Tabubil. Because our school is new and not registered, we do not receive subsidies from the government. This makes it very difficult for us to purchase curriculum materials, teaching resources, reading books and stationery.”
Two bags of clothing for women and infants were also donated by Oil Search employees and these items along with the reading books, teachers’ reference materials and stationary supplies were transported by helicopter from Kiunga which was sponsored by the company.
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