Sports equipment hailers and eskies were presented to schools aroundBuka as part of the commissioner’s conference activities and RPNGs communityinitiative during the commissioner’s conference in Buka.
At Hamatana Primary school, about a 30 minutes’ drive out of Buka town,the gifts are a welcome relief.
“The donations have come at the right time where sports equipment arehard to come by, the money we get are spent on learning materials, text booksand children’s biros and books and at the end of the day, we find we have not enough to buysporting equipment’s,” says head teacherMrs Bibiyan Mamoi.
She said the visit is an eye opener and a learning experience for theyoungsters, in a way motivating the students not only to take uppolicing, if they are interested, but torespect the rule of law and have an appreciation for the work the policedo right throughout the country.
“They hear and are told aboutthem in papers but this is a time that they can put names to faces they seetoday", says Mamoi.
The guests were welcomed by a traditional washing of legs and a littletraditional feast to thank them for coming.
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