City Mission PNG

Partnership for community empowerment

The signing underscores their shared dedication to bolstering communities, particularly in youth and female empowerment, and leveraging the church's influence for community support.

Finding Purpose, Kevin Kennedy

Each year City Mission, located at Mirigeda in Central Province, enrolls more than a hundred young men aging from 18 to 26, to undergo this life skills training. Many of them stay on after completing the program to help other young men find their purpose within the program.

Fourteen years ago, Kevin Kennedy from Gulf Province, who lived and grew up in the Joyce Bay settlement, now known as Horse camp in Sabama, enrolled at the City Mission office in Koki. Today, Kevin is a staff supervisor of the Metal and Fabricating Department of CMPNG.

New Beginnings, Joe Mitakaiva

Joe says he did not realize the significance of staying in school during his younger years. Now enrolled at City Mission PNG’s Port Moresby campus, Joe is taking back his life by applying himself in the mission’s 14-week Life Skills Training Centre program for young men like Joe.

The centre teaches them basic life skills, instilling boundaries, discipline, respect and Christian principles, and helping them find employment afterwards.  

City Mission Filling The Gaps

The City Mission Life Skills centre accommodates more than 100 young man during a year, with a staff of 20 skilled professionals in different trades and roles who stand ready to train the youths.

The centre still lacks a medical specialist for the aid post on campus. That is why, Preston Demark, the mission’s caseworker, not only assists the boys in seeking employment opportunities but also steps-in at the mission’s aid post.