Oil Search is aiming to create positive changes around the country through an innovative program that encourages its employees to use the skills and knowledge gained at work to improve their homes and communities.
The Oil Search Foundation (OSF) has accelerated its push for children’s literacy in the Tari and Kikori areas of Hela and Gulf provinces by funding a three-week induction training for seven new Literacy Librarians in Port Moresby
Three and five year olds of Kikori stand to benefit from a literacy library that will prepare them for entry into the formal education system following the signing of an agreement between Oil Search Foundation (OSF) and the United Church in Port Moresby today.
Elizah Thomas is a five-year old from Kupari village in Tari, Hela Province. He is shy and does not talk or play much. But when called upon to read to his peers and the public at the Kuluanda Literacy Library last week, he trudged up, in bare feet and tonnes of confidence, silencing the crowd with his clear voice and new-found literacy skill.
Over 400 children across Gulf and the Southern Highlands provinces will have the opportunity to explore a whole new world of reading during this year’s National Book Week thanks to a book drive organised by employees of Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation in 2016.
More children and adults in two provinces stand to benefit from a unique partnership that brings library books right down to the grassroots level to improve literacy in some of the most challenging areas in the country.
Teachers from Tari recently completed a training course aimed at providing them with necessary skills to teach adolescents and young adults about sex and sexuality as part of their Personal Development (PD) curriculum.
The Oil Search Foundation and Buk bilong Pikinini announced the establishment of a new library and Early Childhood Development and Literacy program at Kuluanda Primary School at Kopari Catholic Mission in Tari, Hela Province. This will be the first such program for the Province with plans to expand to other areas in the near future.