Digicel PNG Foundation

K500,000 for community grants

This financial year, half a million kina (K500,000) has been made available to support local organisations in Papua New Guinea with their community projects.

 

Patron of Digicel Foundation and Chairman of Digicel Group, Denis O’Brien, made the formal announcement during a launch ceremony recently in Port Moresby.

 

Foundation upskills contractors

And key to this rollout are its contractors, who have braved harsh conditions to deliver these valuable community assets.

Thirty community-based contractors representing 12 organisations completed Digicel PNG Foundation’s Contractor Training Programme yesterday.

The workshop is an initiative of the Foundation aimed at informing contractors about the Foundation’s processes and service-level agreements, strengthen relationships with contractors and suppliers and ensure quality expectations and specifications are upheld.

Do you know a man of honour?

It aims to break the cycle of violence by recognising honourable men in communities to lead positive change in PNG.  

Into its 5th season now, Digicel PNG Foundation has received 464 quality nominations from which 65 finalists were selected by an independent panel of judges and 24 winners were announced at respective gala awards dinners.

What we want to achieve (objective)

“The objective of the MOH campaign is to break the cycle of violence by focusing on positive behaviour to create the world we want to see,” says the Foundation.  

Sharing gifts with marginalised communities

This was exactly what the Digicel PNG Foundation did with the Employee volunteers of Digicel who visited the Reaper Community Learning Centre (CLC) at the Morata 4 settlement and Saraga CLC Six-Mile.

As part of its Community Learning Centre sustainability program, Digicel Foundation along with its volunteers visited two of the 21 informal schools in its program, to give students a gift each and thank them for their perseverance throughout the year.

Telefomin partners with Digicel Foundation

This is the value that will be added to the lives of the people of Telefomin through the partnership between Digicel PNG Foundation and the Member for Telefomin.

The 50/50 counterpart funding is a partnership that is valued at K188,000, and includes an annual basic servicing for the next three years by Ela Motors.

Digicel Foundation celebrates 10th anniversary

It has lived up to its motto of ‘together we create a world where no one gets left behind’, having impacted hundreds of thousands of lives in PNG in all 22 provinces and 89 districts of the country.

Digicel Foundation hosted its 10th Anniversary Celebration on October 15th at the Digicel headquarters at Gordon’s, Port Moresby.

Digicel staff gifts Madang school with new classroom

Although Bannah grew up in Port Moresby, he decided to gift his father’s community by giving his L3 classroom project to Behir Primary School in Madang District.

“My father attended Behir Primary School and then moved to Port Moresby thereafter in search of job opportunities so that he could give our family a better chance, and so, me rewarding Behir Primary School with a new classroom is my way of saying thank you to the school for educating my father,” he said.

Digicel Foundation showcases work

It is in its tenth year of working in the space of development, providing opportunities to member of rural and remote communities with basic education and health services.

Displaying models of the infrastructure that have been rolled out to the rural remote communities, Digicel Foundation’s stall surely caught the eyes of the exhibiters and the elected members of the parliament.

K150,000 support for Samaritan Aviation

The Foundation’s K150,000 contribution allows the completion of the project, as well as have it shipped to PNG next month.  

This new floatplane will provide life-saving flights for people living along the Sepik River who are in desperate need of medical care to the main hospital in Wewak.

Whilst thanking Digicel PNG Foundation for the partnership, Samaritan Aviation President, Mark Palm, said the US based Christian organisation relies on US donors as well as the PNG Government for support.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO resigns

Firmly rooted in this belief, the telecommunication business through Digicel PNG Foundation has reached out and touched the lives of Papua New Guineans nationwide, under the leadership of outgoing chief executive officer Beatrice Mahuru, who announced her resignation after 7 years of dedicated service.

Mahuru announced her resignation yesterday after dedicating 7 years of service as the Digicel PNG Foundation CEO.