Monday, October 26, 2009

Graduation

Friday our friend Andrew (http://boundforpng.blogspot.com/2009/08/visitors.html) graduated from high school. This is a huge accomplishment for someone in PNG partly because the families must pay large school fees.

Aiyura High School is about a 5 minute drive from where we live. It is grade 11 & 12 and there are about 600 students attending.

There were hundreds of family and friends there to watch the ceremony. The program said the ceremony would start at 11:00 and end at 1:30. It actually started at 1:00 and went until 4:30. That’s “PNG time” - something I haven’t gotten used to. Some of the students chose to wear shirt and tie and others dressed in traditional grass skirts and face paint.

Here is one of the dorm rooms.

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