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Science projects and experiments contribute to enhanced learning in class and can set the foundation
for a student who wants a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

Oil Search and the Oil Search Foundation (OSF) continue to support such learning opportunities and careers in STEM through a recent donation of scientific equipment to Tari Secondary School. The donation which will benefit grade 9 to 12 students included microscopes, test tubes, human body models, laboratory coats and many more resources.

Christine Kasou, Oil Search Vice President – People and Culture said the provision of STEM materials to selected secondary schools is an initiative of Oil Search aimed at supporting practical classes in STEM.

“Following a needs analysis carried out at Tari Secondary School by OSF late last year, we were able to identify what the school needed to support a hands-on learning experience. All the materials are aligned to the PNG Education Syllabus,”
- Christine Kasou Oil Search Vice President – People and Culture
“Science cannot be taught just as a classroom subject. It should be experienced and experimented. The science equipment and material are very useful in teaching science as a practical and developing subject to prepare future scientists,”
- Sr Jasmine George Tari Secondary School Principal

Tari Secondary School has a population of more than 330 students. All these students will develop a greater understanding of the world around them and become critical thinkers through the learning of STEM subjects which encourage observation and experiment.