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PNGSF donated Fun Run T-Shirts to Secondary Schools

Tokarara and Koiari Park Secondary Schools were the proud recipients of Trukai Fun Run T-shirts from Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation (PNGSF) today in a ceremony held today in their respective schools in preparation for the Fun Run event next week.

In its wake to support Team PNG, PNGSF has purchased the Trukai Fun Run T-shirts and donated them to the school children to participate in the 2023 Trukai Fun Run.

“The Pacific Games, to be hosted from 19th November to the 23rd of December this year. PNG Olympic Committee wants to raise enough funds for Team PNG to travel to this international event,” said Mary.

“PNG Sports Foundations is supporting that initiative so we purchased the T-shirts,” she said.

The PNGSF team, led by Events Manager Vincent Onnevagi and assistant Mary Nauga, presented 300 Fun Run T-shirts to Tokarara Secondary School to Deputy Principal Lucy Lapan and student representatives.

According to Events Manager Vincent Onnevagi, this initiative is part of promoting sports in schools. The gift will remind the students about the importance of sports.

“PNGSF’s aim is to support and encourage healthy lifestyles of students, and promote unity and teamwork,” said Mr. Onnevagi.

“We find that sport is a way to help them to achieve those qualities,” he added.

Mrs. Lucy Lapan expressed gratitude on behalf of the Tokarara Secondary upon receiving the gifts saying that the Fun Run T-shirts will be given to the Students Representative Council (SRC) and they will sell them at their SRC canteen.

“The income generated will be used to serve the students and the orphans and those who are struggling to live in the city,” said Mrs. Lapan.

“We have disadvantaged kids come around at 2 o’clock. They collect rubbish around the school and then we pay them K10 daily. This is an initiative we started last year,” she said.

Meanwhile, at Koiari Park Secondary School, the PNGSF team excitedly handed over two boxes of Fun Run T-shirts to Head of the Science Department Elizabeth Abavu and Deputy Principle Hara Bailey who were there to receive the shirts on behalf of the school, along with students’ representatives.

Nauga said that the idea is also behind the Go Rural to Go Global strategy in which basically, PNGSF wants to build the next Toea Wisil, Dika Toua, Steven Kari and Justin Olam, to name a few.

“We appreciate PNGSF for selecting Koiri Park Secondary to donate Fun Run T-shirts,” said Elizabeth Abavu.

She added that the T-shirts will be sold to raise funds to cater for school projects.

Both schools gave a shout-out to Team PNG, wishing them the best in the upcoming Pacific Games.

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