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Papua New Guinea Land of the Unexpected Over 800 distinct languages • Most students at Fugwa Primary School can speak at least 3 languages fluently. • The average literacy rate for the Fugwa area is 30% for males, and 20% for women School in PNG • Elementary – Grades K-2, starts in the local language and by the end of 2 is theoretically all in English • Primary – Grades 3-8, all in English. All grade 8 students are tested and only the students in the top percentiles are allowed to continue on. School in PNG • High School – Grades 9-10, all in English. For Fugwa students this usually means boarding school. Students are tested again at the end of grade 10 and very few go on. • National High School – Grades 11-12. Very few students from Fugwa will get this far. 12th graders are tested again and only the very top get accepted into university. Average Cash Income at Fugwa • K20 per year • Less than $7 per year • School fees for Fugwa primary? K30 • About $10 per year How YOU can help • Norris Middle School has chosen to form a partnership with Fugwa Primary School, focusing on grades 6-8. • You can build a back-to-school supply kit for a student at Fugwa. • These kits will be collected by NMS and sent to FPS for their next school year, which starts in late January of 2010. A Back-to-School Supply Kit • 1 zip-loc style plastic sandwich bag • 2 pens • 2 pencils • 2 erasers – Large pink ones • 1 glue stick • 1 small pencil sharpener • A 3x5 (or 5x3) spiral bound memo pad • A $1 bill (for shipping cost)
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