Exxon Mobil Promotes School Program

By : Post Courier

The Papua New Guinea Cancer Foundation (PNGCF) has conducted its first Healthy Teens School Program (HTSP) at Lealea Primary School just outside Port Moresby.

Sponsored by ExxonMobil PNG, the HTSP was officially launched by PNGCF CEO Dadi Toka Jr.

“ExxonMobil PNG on behalf of PNG LNG, is pleased to partner with PNGCF to drive awareness on cancer to students in schools,” said deputy public and government affairs manager Nora Scheller.

 

Mr Toka thanked ExxonMobil PNG for joining the fight against cancer and said their sponsorship will go a long way in reducing the threat of cancer through the HTSP program.

“The HTSP is about educating and empowering teenagers to make healthy lifestyle choices as a way to reduce their risk of cancer,” Mr Toka said.

“The aim was to promote healthy lifestyles early, such as do not chew betelnut, do not smoke, do not drink alcohol, eat healthy and exercise regularly.”

The HTSP workshop was conducted by the PNGCF health educator Jacob Oburi.

There were giveaway packs at the endof the program.

The new pack contains PNGCF and ExxonMobil PNG co-branded rugby ball, water bottle and a stationery pack that promote healthy lifestyles with positive messaging.

The PNGCF HTSP, under the partnership with ExxonMobil PNG will also be rolled out in primary schools to students in grades six to eight in Hanuabada, Baruni, Boera, Tatana, Porebada, Port Moresby, Hides and Moro.

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