Students at the Mt Diamond Adventist Secondary School will have some basic understanding of the laws and Constitution of the country after 200 books titled ‘Law Awareness for Papua New Guinea’ by local PNG author, Stanley Liria, were presented to the school.
Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) also donated 200 books by another local author, Marleen Toliman Akop, titled ‘The PNG Dream’. The books were presented together with an IM C2000 Color Laser Multifunction Printer and photocopier as well as other promotional items.
The book donation is part of the company’s community investment program which kick-started in Lae during the recent PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum CANCONEX conference.
During the printer handover, Kumul Petroleum Holding’s Government Affairs Manager, Mark Pyambao said, “KPHL is known for its support to the health sector and a number of sporting codes but it also has a focus on education and training, evident through the operation of the Kumul Petroleum Academy and assistance to the engineering department of the University of Technology in Lae.”
“However, the company also wants to see students at secondary and primary school levels demonstrate excellence in their academic performance and such books by PNG authors will inspire students to dream big.”
“We understand that the donation of the photocopier and printer will provide the school with material support that will enhance the efficiency of teaching staff, which in turn I know will have positive effects on the learning environment for the students.
Mt Diamond Secondary School Deputy Principal, Mrs Carol Kombil, who accepted the donation, mentioned that, similar to other schools around the country, their school had suffered delays in Government subsidies and had been unable to replace printers and photocopiers, and the intervention by Kumul Petroleum Holdings was much needed assistance.