Three communities on Rendova Island in South New Georgia (Renvoda-Tetepare) Constituency (SNGC) has benefited from a school project funded by the national government under the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) programme.
These communities include Baniata, Havila and Retavo.
Tirongo Adventist Primary School (TAPS) is located on Rendova Island and for many years’ students do not have a conducive space to learn until in 2019 that the national government through the Member of Parliament for SNGC Honourable Danny Philip stepped in and funded the school project.
The million funded project includes a building complex of four-classrooms with an office space plus three permanent staff houses.
Speaking to MRD Media, Coordinator of the CDF projects, Manoka Havea from Baniata community acknowledged the national government for the generous assistance in funding the classroom building and the staff houses.
He said the future of our children is paramount and making sure they are provided with such clean, spacious and conducive learning environment is crucial.
However, Mr. Havea explained that finishing jobs on the classroom building is yet to be completed but due to the urgent need for their children to study in an environment that is spacious, clean and conducive they decided to allow the school to use the classrooms while finishing work continues.
“Our students are enjoying the new, clean and spacious environment. They are excited and happy. We would like to thanked the government for funding such important school infrastructures like this to guarantee a conducive learning environment for our children (students) now and into the future,” Mr. Havea said.
For the staff houses Mr. Havea said he was pleased with the tremendous support by the government and say the new staff houses and the classroom building is a great achievement for the school and the communities as a whole.
He said teachers are playing a pivotal role in the development of our children education and making sure they are provided with secure accommodations is of utmost importance.
“Having strong and comfortable houses for our teachers and their families is significant. Therefore, I would like to thanked the commitment and the efforts of everyone who are behind the success of this school projects.
“The school and our communities are proud to own these important school infrastructures which is made possible through the CDF programme of the government through the Ministry of Rural Development (MRD).”
Mr. Havea also thanked their MP Hon. Danny Philip for his leadership and his constituency office in facilitating the projects.
Meanwhile, Constituency Project Officer (CPO) John Dokese said supporting education sector is one of the top priorities of SNGC under the leadership of Hon. MP Philip.
He said it is the commitment of the constituency office to support community-based projects like schools, clinics and churches to make sure it benefits everyone.
Mr. Dokese also thanked Baniata, Havila and Retavo communities for their firm support and collaboration with the constituency office which now replicated in the success of the projects.
He also acknowledged government for its continuous funding support to SNGC office to ensuring the office implement its priority programmes towards improving social and economic livelihood of its rural people.
Other sectors that the constituency continue to support include fisheries through delivery of boats & OBMs, income-generating, health and housing projects.
MRD is administering the Constituency Development Fund (CDF).
– MRD Press