Sadly, about half of the primary school-aged children in Papua New Guinea are still out of school, with fewer girls going to school than boys. The causes relate to distance from school, security, lack of parental support and the environment in their homes. The country’s net enrolment rate of 63 per cent is the lowest in the Asia and Pacific region. Only one in three children complete their basic education, meaning most do not stay in school long enough to learn the basic learning skills.
Mark Riedemann interviews Sister Caterina Gasparatto from the Community of Jesus the Good Shepherd about her vocation and her work in the field of education in her Mission in Papua New Guinea.
Duration: 28 min.
Date of Production: 2015
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