Scholarships in Wabumari

Written by: Callie

Posted on October 18, 2017

A good education can transform lives. Yet, around half of Papua New Guinea’s children don’t go to school. And, 60 percent of those that do, do not complete the education cycle.

A lack of education leaves local people vulnerable to exploitation in many different ways, so our partner communities are making children’s schooling a top priority.

For the children of Wabumari, funding from Cool Earth means less time working and more time to focus on the things that really matter – like getting an education.

Even if children make the grade, issues like transport costs, food and school materials stand in the way of their progress. That’s why the Wabumari Association has awarded Silo Silo primary school K3200 (the equivalent of £750) to assist 16 students into further education.

Further education:
Students of 16-20 years old can go on to further education if they get the grades.

Vocational students:
Children that don’t make it to grade 9 who are given another chance to study a vocational subject such as cookery, hospitality or baking

Technical college:
Technical courses including those in Hospitality, Tourism, and Mechanics are dependent on grades or what career they choose to go into e.g. teaching, nursing, IT etc.

Case study

Emma Daniada attends secondary school on the North coast of Papua New Guinea. The journey consists of a four- hour truck ride followed by another two hours by dinghy. Funding from the community means she can buy toiletries, school clothes and food – essentials that remote communities can rarely afford.

We’re proud that our rainforest partners are putting education at the top of the curriculum.

Click here to find out more about our partnership with Cool Earth