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Media Release
Tuesday 05th, September

Kina Bank has donated K80,000 to the LiteHaus International, a non-government organisation, to establish digital classrooms in eight (8) primary schools in PNG.

The schools that will be receiving this support are located in the Central Province, West New Britain, Morobe, Western Highlands and Eastern Highlands.

Chief of Staff of Kina Bank, Asi Nauna, when handing over the donation on Thursday 31st August, said Kina’s support signifies its commitment toward helping improve access to online education materials for schools.

“We know that most schools in our country still do not have access to online teaching and learning materials. However, by supporting LiteHaus International’s digital classroom program, we can be able to help address this challenge by ensuring these primary schools have access to readily available materials that they can use to help with their teaching and learning programs,” Ms Nauna said.

LiteHaus International Founder and Chief Executive Officer Jack Growden whilst thanking Kina Bank said that the donation will help provide the schools with digital skills training and have access to an offline e-library, which was developed by Niunet, a PNG education technology start-up company.

“This support from Kina Bank enables us to expand the footprint of our Digital Infrastructure Program across five provinces, building upon our existing efforts providing digital learning tools and opportunities to over 120,000 students and teachers across PNG,” Mr Growden said.

LiteHaus International is an Australian NGO which works on bridging the digital divide across the Asia- Pacific region. Since 2017, their internationally acclaimed Digital Infrastructure Program has completed 206 computer labs in primary and secondary schools in PNG, Philippines and Solomon Islands, as well as providing over 4,000 students in Australia with their own personal laptop.

Kina Bank Chief of Staff Asi Nauna and LiteHaus International Founder and CEO Jack Growden holding a mock cheque to symbolise the Kina Bank’s support.