Students and teachers now feel more confident to return to school with the timely distribution of information materials to schools by the Department of Education in partnership with GPE and the Australian Government.
The materials are among the initiatives funded by the US$9.44 million GPE COVID-19 grant allocated to the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) last year.
The role that teachers play in ensuring children go back to school can’t be underestimated. Teachers need to communicate with parents and students to provide timely and accurate information to facilitate their return to school, including dispelling any fears they may have about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Additionally, they help implement the necessary health, safety and learning protocols so children learn in a safe environment.