AUSTRALIAN foreign minister Julie Bishop accompanied by Eastern Highlands Governor Julie Soso and other dignitaries visited the children at the Buk Bilong Pikinini library at the University of Goroka yesterdayafternoon.
The delegation was received by staff, children and parents and two young kids in traditional regalia welcomed Ms Bishop with a song.
I gathered some of the words from my daughter who attends the school: “We are the children from Papua and Highlands and Momase and Islands. We have come to learn for a future and if you have come to be our friends here. We welcome you…”
Ms Bishop was captivated by the song and asked the children to sing it again. After listening, she bent as low as the height of the shortest kid to shake hands and look them in the face.