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Yanga Elementary receives new classroom

11 July 2024

Image: Finance Director and Company Secretary Alessandro Mistroni cuts the ribbon at the official operning of the classroom at Yanga Elementary School, Morobe Province

Lae, Morobe Province: Steamships and John Swire & Sons are pleased to announce the successful completion and official opening and hand over of a classroom in Lae.  

The brand-new classroom was formally presented to the school community in a small ceremony at the school grounds attended by students, parents, teachers, and project partners of Yanga Elementary School.  
Addressing the audience, Steamships Finance Director & Company Secretary, Alessandro Mistroni highlighted the importance of education;  

"Education forms the foundation upon which successful societies are built. It empowers and transforms communities, paving the way for a brighter future. Today, we celebrate not only the physical transformation of a school but also the promise of quality education for the children at Yanga Elementary." 

The overall investment in this project amounts to approximately PGK 200,000, covering a steel classroom kit complete with students and teachers’ desks and chairs, shelves, blackboards, pinboards, and building contractor costs. 
Mr. Mistroni also thanked the project partners, and team at Consort Express Lines, who without their support, the execution of the project would not have been possible.  

The completion of this redevelopment project not only provides essential infrastructure but also instils a sense of pride and enthusiasm among the students, educators, and community members involved in its construction. 
The upgraded facilities are expected to enhance attendance and foster greater engagement, enriching the educational experience for all and contributing to the achievement of national education goals.  

The Swire Philanthropic Fund and Steamships remain dedicated to the ongoing success of this initiative and eagerly anticipate the transformative impact it will have on the Yanga Elementary School and its community.

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