With Cool Earth’s investment, Gadaisu have built a primary school with space for 145 children.
Parents and teachers of Gadaisu primary school put together a proposal to help Grade 8 children attend secondary education. The community association, Yakolima Committee, accepted and used Cool Earth funding worth Kina 4,000, to financially support these children through the next step of their schooling.
The bursaries have already seen some success stories with pupils, Jerry Dauge and Leleu David having recently completed vocational courses in hospitality, a widely recognised subject in Papua New Guinea. Jerry has completed a course over the last two years with a focus on baking and has come back to help with the Dabu Bakery as work experience. Leleu has recently completed a course in hospitality with a focus on housekeeping. Bursaries have been awarded to 17 children to attend secondary school or vocational courses in Alotau.