Air Niugini Donates Books to a School in Rabaul
May 10, 2018
Six hundred plus school children attending Tavui Primary School in the Rabaul Electorate, East New Britain Province now have a chance to learn more about the different cultures of Papua New Guinea and the neighboring Melanesian countries – thanks to Air Niugini.
The airline through its New Guinea Islands (NGI) Regional Sales Manager, Robin Taman and Marketing staff Ronnie Toure last week donated several boxes of books containing information and pictures on the different cultures and traditions of Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. The books were part of ANG Marketing’s Promotional material.
Mr Taman said culture and tradition provide people with a sense of identity, purpose and belonging, hence it was important for students to learn about the various cultures in Papua New Guinea and also the neighboring Melanesian countries. However, he said most importantly the availability of books ensure children become engaged and are motivated to read.
“Reading culture is very important and if we want to see that happening at schools, we must encourage students to become engaged and motivated readers. I hope the presentation of these books from Air Niugini will go a long way to help the kids in this school with their reading and learning.”
Tavui Primary School Principal, Mrs Cecelia Tapil in receiving the books said they were grateful and excited about the donation-adding that it was the first time for their school to receive such a donation for their library.
She said the book donation was timely as it coincided with the school’s Teaching and Learning Benchmark which is currently under Reading Cultures curriculum.
Mrs Tapil said “We thank Air Niugini Marketing Department for choosing our school as we really need these materials for our current curriculum and these books would go a long way to help our children.”
Tavui Primary School has a total 611 students and 24 teachers. The students are from eleven (11) villages in the Rabaul District including Tavui one, two and three, Nonga, Volavolo, Ratavul, Rabaul Town, Vunairoto, Tavana, Korere and Matupit.
Air Niugini made similar donations to schools and libraries in Port Moresby and other centres.
Corporate Communications Department
Wednesday 09th May, 2018