THERE’S a grand conspiracy afoot to send enough books to Simbu to equip every one of its 400 schools with a small library.
The co-conspirators are old Simbu buddies of over 50 years standing – Terry Shelley of Nowek Limited in Goroka and Murray Bladwell of Brisbane in Queensland.
It all began with Terry identifying a gross shortage of decent reading material (or, for that matter, any reading material) in Simbu schools.
He offered to provide a container if someone in Australia could identify a supply of books.
Now a container-load of books is no small challenge.