Lights go on at Vanimo school

BARO Holy Trinity Primary near Vanimo in Sandaun Province has had solar lighting installed in its classrooms, teachers’ houses, administration office and staff room as part of a community project.
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BSP staff, school staff and local contractors installing a solar panel on one of the classrooms at Baro Holy Trinity Primary near Vanimo

Staff Reporter

The project is being driven by Bank South Pacific and this is the third such installation the bank has completed.
The school is 20km from Vanimo town and  is not connected to electricity.
"With the installation of the solar eight new solar panels and lighting equipment, teachers are now able to plan and program lessons, improving the delivery of lessons for the students," BSP said.
The K25,000 project was completed by BSP staff with the assistance of a local contractor who installed five solar panels that will supply 800kW of electricity to the school.
At the project handover last week, head teacher Cherobin Tibokre thanked BSP for the initiative. "This project will benefit more than 300 students who attend this school," he said.
BSP says it plans to deliver 48 community projects in 2018, worth more than K1.2 million. Mendi and Kundiawa schools were the other two schools at which solar lighting was installed.



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