Digicel PNG Foundation Hosts Roadshow

Digicel PNG Foundation Hosts Roadshow to Launch its Education TV Program ‘BeLit’

Digicel PNG CEO Colin Stone addressing the public at the BeLit Roadshow on 15th July 2023 at Vision City in Port Moresby, NCD.

Monday 17th July 2023, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea || Digicel PNG Foundation hosted a roadshow at Vision City Mega Mall on Saturday 15th July 2023 to announce the launching of the new block for its Education TV program ‘BeLit’ that airs on TVWan starting 17th July 2023 from 9am to 3pm weekly. 

BeLit is Digicel Foundation's education channel carrying its major campaign for ‘Better Literacy' in Papua New Guinea. It was launched as a pilot educational television channel in September 2021 in partnership with the National Department of Education, Digicel TV, Film-Bro and The Voice Inc to increase literacy and economic opportunities for young people. BeLit aims to provide tailored lessons aligned with the PNG Standard Based Curriculum (SBC), offering students with a unique opportunity to engage with the educational content in an interactive and fun manner. With the new block launched today 17th July 2023, BeLit will be screening on TVWan from 9am to 3pm daily, featuring diverse range of topics, including science, mathematics, history, literature, current affairs, education news and more. Through this program, BeLit aims to ignite curiosity and foster love for learning among students.

The roadshow at Vision City served as a platform to introduce BeLit to the public, creating an enjoyable atmosphere that left attendees buzzing with excitement. The event was a collaboration between BeLit and the Art Activism PNG group made up of young people, who brought their vibrant energy to the stage through captivating dances, soul-stirring songs, and powerful spoken word performances.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Serena Sasingian was delighted to see families enjoying the roadshow and thanked everyone who showed up to learn about BeLit. She acknowledged Digicel PNG for seeing the need to invest in education through its Foundation.

‘’As a nation, we need to make sure that we are investing in our children. And they need to know that they can achieve the dreams that they have in their heart.’’

Also on stage, Digicel PNG CEO Colin Stone shared that 15 years ago, the company had decided to invest in education, health and social services, focusing especially in the rural areas in PNG. Mr. Stone also applauded Digicel Foundation for its efforts and contribution. 

‘’We brought connectivity to those rural parts of PNG that has never seen connectivity before and as we did that, we’ve realized, for Digicel to grow, so must the communities that we serve. Through Digicel Foundation’s great work, we’ve invested over K169million in social services across the country.’’

The BeLit block is only available on TVWan which can be viewed with a Digicel Playbox. In partnership with the Department of Education and Digicel TV, a pilot project has been rolled out in selected schools in the Usino Bundi District in Madang Province with the installation of Digicel dishes with a TV and playbox set. A weekly TV guide will be distributed through the BIP platform so that schools, teachers and parents can see what educational shows are coming up daily from 9am to 3pm.