‘Quest for Education: from selling firewood to Yale University’ by Pole John Kale, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, November 2018, paperback, 148 pages. ISBN-10: 1729671144. Available from Francis Nii here for K50 (including freight) or Amazon Books here for $US8 (plus freight)
KUNDIAWA - All primary and secondary schools in Papua New Guinea should have a copy of ‘Quest for Education’, an inspirational autobiography. Incredible story of success in education that can inspire the next generation of Papua New Guineans.
It is my pleasure to officially announce the publication of Pole John Kale's autobiography.
It tells of is progress from a typically harsh and poverty-stricken rural Papua New Guinean life to the prestigious Yale University in the United States.
It is a story of the many successes of Pole John Kale of the Mian Tribe of the Gumine District in Simbu Province.
Pole was the last and dream child of aging couple Thomas Kale and Monita Nirua in a family of two girls and one boy.
Despite his lowly status and his great age, Thomas Kale's dream was to see his youngest son educated and live a modern and affluent life.
With the support of all his family, Thomas Kale sold firewood at the Gumine government station to finance Pole's education.
For this, Thomas and his son were branded as 'woodsellers' by their tribesmen and the name became the invincible impetus behind Pole's successes in education and professional life.
‘Quest for Education’ is a poignant, motivational and educational story for everyone to read and embrace, especially young Papua New Guineans.
I congratulate Pole for the publication of his book and I look forward to helping more Simbus publishing their books.
Editing and publishing a book is not easy. It can be a long and sometimes tedious job that only talented individuals can handle. I thank Pole for recognising my effort and I’m sure our professional relationship will go a long way.