Monday, December 12, 2011

Orchid farm helps Central school

Source: The National, Monday 12th December 2011

A SMALL orchid farm in the Rigo area of Central province has gone to the aid of the Lebogoro primary school with a donation of K2,000 for the school’s project fees for next year.
NON’s managing director Gitu Lago told The National that he felt compelled to help the school in his village because the government’s free education policy only covered school fees and not project fees.
NON’s assistance will ensure the parents do not pay anything next year, he said.
Lago also revealed a problem at the Lebogoro school.
The headmaster of the school had left the school without organising a change of signatories in the school’s bank account, preventing the caretaker teacher from accessing the funds for school supplies.
He said all school subsidies funds for next year had been released and were deposited into their respective bank accounts.
The company – Native Orchid Nursery (NON) – specialises only in local orchids which are becoming popular at the Ela Beach craft market.
It had customers flying to Port Moresby from as far away as Kimbe in West New Britain to buy the orchids.
He explained that NON would buy orchids from the villagers who harvested them from the jungles.

NON also specialised landscaping and hired out its plants to company and government offices.
Customers interested in purchasing native orchids could contact Lago on 76707163/71927070 or email
gitulago@gmail.com
“Education is important in today’s world and I will always invest in the future of children in my community so that they will realise their dreams,” he said

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