Congratulations to Carla Eisemberg and Yolarnie Amepou of the IAE on securing funding from Exxon-Mobil PNG to attend the 7th Kutubu Kundu Digaso Festival in PNG later this month. The Kutubu Kundu and Digaso Festival celebrates the importance of the kundu drum and the Digaso oil in the traditional culture of the Kutubu people in the Southern Highlands Province. Cultural groups will travel from remote parts of the province to participate in the festival celebrations.
At the festival, Yolarnie and Carla will display our educational package to the local people and all who visit, including the Childrens books Adventures of Piggy on the Kikori, Monty and the Lake Kutubu Invasion and Little Al in Big Trouble. The puzzles and challenges taken from these books and enlarged were a big hit with the children at the last Festival we attended. It is sure to be the same this time.
The Piku team will also meet with local teachers to arrange a teachers' workshop on how to use our materials to address learning objectives in environmental education component of their curriculum.