a kvl community program

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SUMATIN (pidgin: student, learner) is our school based community program that we facilitate with youth in Lae, PNG.

Initiated in 2017, SUMATIN continues to be run annually and works with students across the city, where we conduct spelling bees, debates, public speaking and quizzes to encourage students in primary school to secondary school to interact with students from other schools.

Since it's inception, we have had more than a hundred students from various schools in Lae participate, and it continues to be appreciated by the schools, teachers, parents and guardians.

Run by a team of volunteers willing to give back to our city, we aim to learn from each year and look at how we can facilitate SUMATIN better each year.

Congratulations to our 2019 Spelling Bee Winner The Salvation Army Lae Primary School!

You can read more on our blog.

UPDATE!

For the first time in the program, we will not be facilitating debates, but instead will be introducing a new competition called 'Pitch', focused at encouraging the Entrepreneurship mindset while students are still in school.

SUMATIN 2020 will run from the 25th - 29th of May

2020 sponsors

INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS

Please follow the link below to find the forms available for registration, schedules and other information.

INFORMATION FOR BUSINESSES

To request a copy of our event proposal or to find out more, please click the link below.

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