St Peters Literacy School
Operation Food for Lifeinthe formative years helped to establish a school for poor and disadvantaged children in Loloki, a suburb located on the outskirts of Port Moresby.
Primarily, the school was focused on providing basic literacy education for children living on Baruni rubbish Dump which is located near the nation’s capital.
Without basic education these children would be destined to follow in their parent’s footsteps, living a life of basic education poverty. Thirty five enthusiastic children were enrolled on the first day.
The school was simply a very basic building. In the early years teaching aids and printed resources for students were limited. Over the years Operation Food for Life has been happy to provide resources to assist in running the school.
Operation Food for Life acknowledges the support of students from Pacific Adventist University, Port Moresby, who gave of their time to teach the children during the opening period of the school.
Today Peter and Matilda Lanian, and local national volunteers run the school, which has now grown to over 100 children. Another Australian Charity Light of Hope isnow the major sponsor of the School.
Both Peter and Matilda lived on Baruni Rubbish Dump for some time. They had a vision of providing an education for children living on the Dump. This is how the School became a realitywith support from Operation Food for Life and Light of Hope.
From early humble beginnings there is now a new school building provided by Light of Hope Charity which provides shelter and modern classroom environment for the children to be taught.
During the year Operation Food for Life provides food as and when the call is made to feed the children.
Operation Food for Life is proud to be able to be associated in giving these children hope for a better future through providing basic education in their impressionable years.