APEC school roadshows take off

THE APEC Coordination Authority has begun awareness programs at educational institutions in Port Moresby.
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Staff Reporter

The APEC roadshows will visit secondary schools, while the APEC Lecture Series by authority director Charles Lepani will continue to be held at tertiary institutions.
"As a lead up to the APEC Women and the Economy Forum held recently, Port Moresby National High School Grade 12 students from the Business Studies strand took part in the discussions on the importance of women's economic empowerment and inclusivity in PNG and the APEC region," the authority said.
The APEC roadshow setting was a mock forum, where students acting as delegates from the 21 APEC economies presented their views on the agenda and steered by the APEC secretariat's Fredrick Tamarua.
Business studies teacher Getrude Barewo said the interactive session was a practical exercise to enhance the knowledge of what the students have been learning in the classroom. 
"Having such an awareness program on economic development; especially for women in PNG and in the region has been very informative and empowering for the students," she said.
A quiz followed the discussions to gauge feedback to evaluate the outcomes of the awareness program.
Small businesses - Tapioca Delight, owned by Ginia Sialis and Central Mamina, owned by Nellie Varmari - were also a highlight of the program, promoting women-entrepreneurs who are contributing to the economic development of PNG.


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