The people of Kutubu through Petroleum Resources Kutubu (PRK) Limited donated a brand new 25-seater bus to the Hope Institute in Tari. The institute serves as a health and education facility which provides school dropouts in the province a chance to continue their education through basic training courses.

The brand new 25-seater school bus donated by PRK to Hope Institute

MRDC Managing Director Augustine Mano made the commitment to donate the vehicle, on behalf of PRK, during the official opening of the institute recently.

Tari Pori MP, James Marape, who was on hand to receive the keys to the bus from MRDC’s External Affairs Manager Steven Evekone said the donation was timely and would ease their transportation issue.

Mr Marape said the facility was established to improve the education level of those who were not able to complete their education due to tribal fights and other factors.

“Hope institute gives hope of a better future for the youth of Hela Province,” said Mr Marape. In thanking the people of Kutubu, PRK and MRDC for the donation, Mr Marape said that the bus would be put to good use and would be taken care of.

Background of Hope Institue

The Hope Institute provides health and education training under an MOA between the University of Papua New Guinea, the Department of Education and the Tari-Pori District and funded through the District Services Improvement Fund (DSIP).