With time fast running out, the Chairman of the Parents and Citizens Association of Huonville Primary School in Lae is calling for volunteers to help them finish the two temporary classrooms before the end of the week.
Anton Warakai says they need at least 40 volunteers to complete six temporary classrooms before the scheduled start of class nextMonday.
“If you are a carpenter or a builder with skills, we need your help.”
Six of their classrooms were condemned by the Morobe Building Board. The school was forced to send home 1400 students. Despite the promise of the Tuition Fee Free Education Policy, money for infrastructure development has not been paid since 2013.
Two weeks ago, Huonville Primary School took a leap of faith.
With no government support and no money fornew infrastructure projects. They raised 20,000 and began building sixtemporaryclassrooms.
They hoped that by the end of week three – this week- the buildings would be complete. But they are behind schedule.
It is an ambitious project being done by a small team of staff, parents and other volunteers.
This afternoon, building supplies company, Barlow Industries delivered metal sheets for the walls and roofing iron. This delivery was made possible by parents who work for Barlow industries.
Barlow is the first company to make a donation.