La Salle Technical College, Hohola, introduced the PNG National Curriculum in early 2021 to replace the less academically challenging Flexible Open & Distance Education (FODE) curriculum which had been used since the 1980s when the institution was known as Hohola Youth Development Centre. One important reason for the change was the requests from parents, students and employers to follow the National Curriculum as successful completion offered increased employment opportunities and academic and technical pathways. Another important reason for the change is that there are a greater number of students successfully graduating from primary school who cannot gain a place in Port Moresby secondary schools due to overcrowding and insufficient places being available.
The College requested that the Lasallian Foundation provide funding for eight desktop computers loaded with National Curriculum texts and resource materials that teachers could use as they began to teach the new curriculum. The project was completed in April 2021.
The total cost of the project was $12,078.