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to the Standards-Based Curriculum (SBC). We will also improve the capacity of school inspectors to support teachers in the province.
Save the Children’s Pacific Regional Director, Gerry Dyer, said that an important aspect of Save the Children’s work in education is ensuring that children show improvement in their learning outcomes. This comes with having a strong education system (skilled teachers, access to quality teaching and learning materials), and good practices such as reading every day.
“Being able to implement the elearning project in Western province means, we’re building an enabling environment for children to learn.”
Western Province Administrator, Robert Kaiyun, thanked SDP and Save the Children for this partnership. He emphasized that this would mean a lot to the students enrolled in the 21 primary schools participating in the phase 3 trial.
The idea is to roll the project out to other schools after the proof-of-concept trial has become a demonstrated success.
“The New Way Forward in education calls for a wider stakeholder approach to tackling these ongoing problems. The elearning Project will add value to implementing the four priorities areas for the education sector in terms of (i) Quality Education, (ii) Accessibility, (iii) Systems Strengthening, and (iv) Integration. The project will give opportunities for the children to improve their learning abilities and perform better to achieve better academic results,” said Mr. Kaiyun.
SDP is focused on providing lasting benefits for the people of PNG with the current emphasis on Western Province, where we coordinate our programs and activities with the Provincial 5-year Development Plan. We are delivering development programs in the areas of health, education, creating jobs and enabling infrastructure.
About Save the Children
Save the Children has been in PNG since 1978. Our 2030 ambition is for that all children in PNG survive, learn and are protected. We are working in partnership with the national, provincial and local authorities with aligned goals, to deliver programs in Health, Education, Protection and in the Humanitarian space. Save the Children work in 12 provinces – Oro, Gulf, Milne Bay, West New Britain, East Sepik, West Sepik, Eastern Highlands, Western, Morobe, Central, Jiwaka and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville.
For more information, contact:
Communication & Campaign Advisor – Save the Children PNG M: 7290 5070/7030 7968, WhatsApp: 7611 5878
Director of Communications – PNG Sustainable Development Program Limited M: 7176 6991