Men of Honour Awards

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.  

Excited Matupit community opens new classroom

The elders of the community loudly sang in Kuanua language, a hymn to praise God for his providence as the keys to the classroom were handed over.

The students, boasting beautiful golden blonde hair, filed into the classroom with excited chatter and laughter, taking their seats at the new desks and inspecting the interior of the classroom.

Judges announced for season 4 men of honour awards

These three new judges are; Desmond Yaninen, CEO of the National Development Bank, who will be judging the Community Entrepreneur Category; Arianne Kassman, Executive Director of Transparency International PNG, who will be the judge of the Young Men of Honour Category; and Diane Kambanei, the Executive Director for Young Women’s Christian Association PNG, who is the new judge for the Allen Mahuru Posthumous service Award.

More than just an anti-violence campaign

This is the firm belief of the Awards patron, Dame Carol Kidu.

She says anti-violence is just a component in this campaign.

Being faced with many challenges, Dame Carol says social disintegration is the biggest for PNG, as a developing country. And the Men of Honour Awards is simply honouring those who are standing up and in their way, preventing or slowing that social disintegration process.

17 Men of Honour recognised

Chief Executive Officer Beatrice Mahuru said the Men of Honour Awards is a campaign against violence, designed to recognise the efforts of men who are bringing positive change to their communities and in turn, fostering peace and promoting prosperity.

“I want to firstly thank the people who have recognised men within their own communities who are making a difference for the better. These men, despite their challenges, have invested their efforts to be a change agent in their communities, through education, sports, entrepreneurship and leadership,” Mahuru said.

Dame Carol is MoH Awards patron

The Men of Honour Awards is Digicel PNG Foundation’s innovative campaign against violence, designed to create conversation around the issue for a pendulum shift in attitudes by recognising ordinary men doing extraordinary deeds.

Digicel Foundation CEO, Beatrice Mahuru, said she was excited to have a strong woman who has had an inspiring 15 year political career, having served Papua New Guinea with distinction in a house dominated by men, and someone who is also a passionate advocate for Human Rights.

Ela Motors gives K15,000 to Men of Honour Awards

The cheque presentation was received by CEO of the Foundation, Beatrice Mahuru today at the Datec Learning Centre, Port Moresby.

General Manager- Southern Region for Ela Motors, Ashley Huston said Ela Motors were extremely proud to be part of the Men of Honour campaign.

A campaign that aims to foster, respect, encourage healthy relationships, and create positive opportunities for people.

“What is desperately needed is role models that men, women and children can look up to and strive to be like. The Men of Honour helps identify these role models.