The Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA) Middle and South Fly Health Program (CMSFHP) has presented a K21,000 cheque to Rumginae Community Health Worker School for the sponsorship of 7 students who are from CMCA areas.
Rumginae CHW School Principal Amos Kupaloma was present to receive the cheque from CMSFHP Specialist Work Force Trainer, Oscar Karatu at the CMSFHP office in Kiunga, Western Province.
Mr Kupaloma thanked CMSFHP for the cheque saying it was timely and will benefit the 7 students under the scholarship.
“It will greatly help students in the CMCA areas to attend school to get trained and help deliver much needed health services to their people. It is timely and the students under the scholarship will benefit as what they learn will greatly improve the livelihood of the North, South and Middle Fly people,” Kupaloma explained.
He further thanked the CMSFHP for the support and the school is looking forward to working closely with them in the future.
CMSFHP’s Mr Karatu said it was great for students to be sponsored as it will allow continuity in their learning with no disruptions due to school fee issues.
Mr Karatu explained the sponsorship process, saying it is good for students and people in the CMCA areas.
“Students apply to Rumginae CHW School and when they get accepted, they have to be from the CMCA areas to be eligible for the scholarship,” he said.
He said they must provide their acceptance letter to CMSFHP and once it is confirmed by the school, they will be eligible for sponsorship.
The CMSFHP sponsorship of the 7 students is a first for the Middle and South Fly CMCA areas.