Tribal Foundation gets a helping hand

Bread for the World (BFTW), a globally active protestant development agency, is supporting Papua New Guinea Tribal Foundation (PNGTF) to further its work in the PNG communities.

Bread for the World signed a contract with PNG Tribal Foundation agreeing to work together to fight gender based violence and sorcery related violence in PNG.

The support from BFTW will help Tribal Foundation with the Village of Hope project in Jiwaka Province and the Senisim Pasin Campaign PNG.

“Sorcery accusation based violence is a human rights issue in PNG and Tribal Foundation has a strong stand against it,” says the non-governmental organisation.

“As one of BFTW’s focus areas is to promote health, education and human rights, Tribal Foundation considers this as a very strategic partnership with BFTW to educate as many people in Jiwaka and PNG on sorcery accusation based violence and gender based violence.

“With this significant help from BFTW, we will be able to reach as many communities and schools, build capacity of community law enforcers and leaders, and educate more people on sorcery accusation related violence in the province.”

Christian Hiris, the Project Coordinator of BFTW, said: “Sorcery accusation and gender based violence is still an ongoing problem throughout PNG and we are very happy to cooperate with PNGTF, who is dedicating significant resources to tackle this critical issue”.

Girigi Daroa Moang, PNG Tribal Foundation’s Director of Operations, applauded this partnership, saying these inhumane behaviour or actions against another human being should not be tolerated at all levels in every community, village and society throughout Papua New Guinea.

“We are happy to be working alongside BFTW to eradicate sorcery accusation related violence and GBV in PNG.”

GT Bustin, President of the PNG Tribal Foundation, stated: “Bread for the World has invested heavily in PNG for many years and has had a significant and positive impact through their support of local NGOs.

“We are looking forward to develop a long and productive relationship with them and serving the less fortunate together.”

(Left to right: Christian Hiris, Project Coordinator for Bread for the World, Yanamlyn Yana, Senisim Pasin Campaign Coordinator of the PNG Tribal Foundation and GT Bustin, President of PNG Tribal Foundation, after a recent meeting on the partnership in Port Moresby)

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