Digicel Foundation launches Men of Honour campaign

The 2017 – 2018 Men of Honour Awards has been launched today.

The launch kicks off another cycle of identifying male role models in communities.

The awards is anti-violence campaign initiated by Digicel PNG Foundation, to tell a different story about men in Papua New Guinea.

“In our campaign, we have opted to look for men who are champions in all host of areas. Each men have a journey and telling their story will be a hope for the next generation,” said Douveri Henao, Chairman – Digicel PNG Foundation Board.

Patron Dame Carol Kidu said PNG has been perceived by many as a violent country and a dangerous place to live.

“But there are more honourable men in every community than there are dishonourable men and this campaign is a great move by Digicel PNG Foundation,” she said.

With the announcement, Dame Kidu is calling on nominations of men who are making a positive contribution to challenge the status quo and create a pendulum shift on the perception that all PNG men are violent.

There are 7 categories:

  1. Community Ingenuity Award
  2. Sporting Mentor Award
  3. Community Entrepreneur Award
  4. Community Education Champion Award
  5. Community Leadership Award
  6. Young Men of Honour Award
  7. Allen Mahuru Posthumous Service Award

Nomination forms are available from the Digciel Foundation office and Digicel retail shops nationwide.

There is also an online nomination form which can be accessed via the following link:


Nominations will close in October 31, 2017.

Picture by Kennedy Bani

Gloria Bauai