Papua New Guinea embraces Full-Circle Learning
Schools and NGOs gathered in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea to practice the Full-Circle Learning approach to education in September, 2013. Children from the Virtues Day Care School represented diverse tribes as they performed Independence Day dances to initiate the training for 43 leaders and teachers. The participants sacrificed holiday weekend festivities to voluntarily attend. Local educational leader Theresa Boli (front left in the photo below) addressed the challenges of strengthening early childhood education, general curriculum, literacy and teaching skills in their nation. Presentations, demonstrations and planning sessions ensued, where teachers developed integrated education projects around community cleanliness, literacy and law and order. The lead school soon enacted a compassionate service project at a home for the disabled. Participants professed new awareness, practical strategies and collective campaigns to engage students in meaningful and relevant education.