NRL’s League bilong Laif helps Erima children

first_imgNRL’s League Bilong Laif, Westpac Bank and Save the Children’s fund have worked together for the first time using rugby fandom to support education in Papua New Guinea in communities.With the program initiated by NRL and Save the Children’s fund- Westpac bank funded the program after seeing the need to educate children in communities with the basic skills and understanding of life.More than 20 children in the Wildlife community participated in the 16 weeks course and training with the NRL League Bilong Laif development officers learning rugby skills and basic understanding of life.They were certified on Tuesday Feb 23 with gifts of NRL Rugby packages and urged that they will be given certificates which may help them find employment and schools to further the knowledge they have received in the short program.Papua New Guinea NRL General Manager Mark Mom said he believed the increasing involvement of children in the sport is improving confidence and changing attitudes in Papua New Guinean society and sporting circles.“We are not here to give you everything but a little to make you understand who you are in the community to make better decisions for your education,” Mom said.Save the Children’s Fund program director Tamara Green also agreed with Mom that the development of children is the base for changing the way we live and the way we think.The participants were proud of the organisers and thank the joint partners for their initiative in bringing the program to their community.last_img

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