New classrooms opened at remote PNG school

At the Kivori Poe Early Learning Centre.

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The Kivori Poe Early Learning Centre (Papua New Guinea) is celebrating the opening of new classrooms.

Pastor Rex Koi, general secretary of the Central Pacific Conference, officiated at the opening.

The school, built by independent ministry Operation Food for Life (OFFL) just over 12 months ago, currently has 257 children enrolled, including more than 10 children who walk 10km to and from the school every day.

Pastor Koi (fourth from left) and Operation Food For Life volunteers at the opening.

In his remarks, Pastor Koi paid tribute to OFFL’s vision, which led to a school being established in the region.

“The remote area is a vital untapped area for the Church, which OFFL is pioneering by the school’s location in support of the Conference and mission of the Church ” he said.

Many of the children could not read or write, and had no religious education, when they commenced attending the school.

The five-teacher school includes an agriculture program, which teaches students how to sow and grow their own vegetables so they have a life skill to take away with them when they graduate.

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