Port Moresby – Faole SDA Adult Literacy School – Erima receives timely assistance from ADRA PNG through Anglicare PNG Inc.
“Everyone has the right to learn, nothing is too late”
This was the message given by a special guest at the Faole SDA Adult Literacy School presentation at Erima in the Nation’s Capital recently.
Ms. Jasmine Simyunn Country Director, for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (PNG ADRA) said during her speech that nothing in life was easy but there are always solutions to every problem. “Put God first and you as the individual will make the changes in life to make a change and solve your problems, the spirit in you makes you overcome your challenges” she said.
The presentation was an initiative of ADRA PNG through Anglicare PNG Inc. as it had created a partnership with the Faole SDA Church to start an Adult Literacy Centre to cater for the Church members and also the surrounding community of Erima.
Mr. Gideon Mii Chairman of the Faole SDA Adult Literacy School was full of praise for the assistance given by ADRA PNG as it would ease the load of students per class. He said that adult learners currently numbered 33 who are taking classes within the church building. Mr. Mii added that with the donation of canvasses and white boards, they can now have classes outdoors.
He said he wanted the community through the church to take ownership of the Adult Literacy School so that there would be progress in years to come, and one being the suggestion to open another Adult Literacy School for the community of Erima as a whole.
A female leaner thanked Anglicare and ADRA for the timely donation but also raised the question to what their future was when they completed their final level 3. “Sapos mipla finis lo levol 3 bai mipla go wer?” She added that they wanted to continue their education but did not know the procedures involved.
Branch Manager for Anglicare Port Moresby, Mr. Bernard Paru gave an assurance that the Faole Literacy School learners were more than welcome to enter the Anglicare Adult School and Anglicare would help in finding a placing in FODE for those who did well and wished to further their education in Technical and Vocational Training Institutions (TVET).
Ms. Gloria Numa a Program Coordinator for ADRA was pleased at the progress of the Adult Literacy School and also gave her insight to the importance of learning and seeking further education.