English Language Education in Papua New Guinea



Fifteen Stanford undergraduates will teach English in village schools on Karkar Island, Papua New Guinea during the summer of 2008 while living with local families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Papua New Guinea is at a pivotal juncture in its history. As a developing country, change is constant and rapid. We believe, as the children and schools in Papua New Guinea believe, that the most important element of being able to keep up with change is education. As one high school girl said to us, “we value our education. Because most people never have the chance to learn, we feel blessed, and work very hard to continue.” To support motivated students like her, volunteers will work as teachers

How will this project solve this problem?

In addition to teaching English, we envision and will work to foster a progressive project where volunteers are empowered by the organization to listen and discover needs in their communities, and in turn, empower these communities to meet them.

Potential Long Term Impact

The project will educate rural Papua New Guineans, allowing them to access higher education, find employment, and act as community leaders.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10 .  The original project funding goal was $45,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Stanford, CA, United States

Project Leader

Adam Tolnay

Stanford, CA United States

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Map of English Language Education in Papua New Guinea
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