Digicel recognizing ordinary men

Four unsung heroes were recognized in their respective regions of this country. The unsung heroes were recognized as ordinary men who are doing extraordinary things in their respective communities.

The initiative of honouring good men is from Digicel PNG Foundation, who are using positive behaviors to promote positive role models.

Digicel PNG Ltd chief executive officer, Colin Stone, emphasized on the work and initiative in honoring good men in the country through Digicel PNG Foundation, who are using positive behaviours to promote positive role models.

Mead Returns For Community Work

He said this during his meet with media, Mead had the chance to meet with BSP customers and staff and has been the ambassador for six years.

Mead is back in PNG on behalf of BSP to do some work in the community and help BSP in the process of giving out some grants and foundations they support.

“I met with BSP staff and customers and in the few days we got together so it is always an honour to come back to PNG.”

Culture Sustains Economy

While officiating the launch of Kala Community Culture Center at Kala village outside Mt Hagen City in Western Highlands Province on Tuesday, Mr Kilanda reminded the guests and villagers of the importance of preserving, safeguarding, developing and promoting their cultural heritage.

He said after all the minerals that are currently being developed around the country are extracted, one of the fallback plan to sustain the country’s economy would be their culture.

An inclusive future in education

For Kiak Guande and Moses Tekei, both currently undergoing Australia Awards Graduate Certificate in Disability Inclusion short course, being inclusive is of paramount importance at their institutions.

Guande is a midwife by profession, working as a clinical supervisor with Lutheran School of Nursing in Madang, assessing and supervising midwifery students during clinical placements.

She explains that the job their graduates will do requires the gap in disability inclusion at institutions be addressed.

PJV launches pilot hand wash program for Porgera schools

The awareness which uses soap as a key approach to disease prevention is targeted toward school-aged children who are the most vulnerable to disease outbreaks in the communities.

PJV’s Community Development Section (CDS) under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Department facilitated the first hand washing program at the Kairik Primary and Porgera Station Elementary Schools on 26 and 27 October.

Youths take fresh approach in staging Gospel concert

A group of youths are bringing a fresh approach to reaching other youths in communities.

Judah Memafu and a few others have decided to ride on the changing trend in gospel music to capture the interest of the other majority.

They will be staging a two night concert which begins tonight, capturing a diverse line-up including songs, dances, skits as well as a beatbox performance by one of the Yu Em Khax winning duo.

The gospel oriented concert is the initial inaugural project which Memafu says is a community youth initiative.

School using fresh food to change lives

Sunset State School in Mount Isa offers students breakfast, morning tea, and lunch free of charge — something teachers say is helping the entire community.

"It's available to everyone that comes here — any families, any children, any background," said principal Bryon Burke.

"We believe it's highly beneficial for our school and our kids, and certainly that's what the data is telling us."

Attendance rates improve

The index of community socio-educational advantage (ICSEA) ranks schools according to their level of educational advantage.

Project to help workplaces fight TB

Members of the Australia-PNG Business Community, with support from the Australian Government and World Vision, launched the Businesses for Health: Tuberculosis or B4H:TB Project in Port Moresby.

Businesses 4Health: TB Project seeks support for the National Department of Health’s efforts to end the TB epidemic and reduce the high rates of drug resistant TB, particularly in the National Capital District (NCD). Around 20 percent (more than 6000 of the nearly 30,000) new TB infections in PNG were detected in NCD in 2015.

People’s love for rugby is beyond expectation

When there is no proper seats, no proper fencing and field boundaries but the people’s love for the footy goes beyond expectation.

Today, hundreds of people surrounded the Sogeri Rugby League field to witness the A grade Grand final match of the Eda Ranu Koiari Rugby League competition.

Surrounding villagers as far as from the inland Kokoda and the Owen stanley range walked to the station to watch and support their local village teams.

Families and relatives including fans cheer, support and danced with pride and enthusiasm around the field.

NCDC carries out awareness at Nine-Mile

The program was to create dialogue about social issues faced by people in the area.

This follows an invitation to  officers from the Gender Desk to carry out awareness in the area.

The invitation was further extended to other divisions and sections of NCDC to form a group and do community education awareness to the people of Nine-Mile.

NCDC Gender Officer Kay Kaugla says  more  than 5,000 people live in this area they were in need of  more information and awareness  according to the leaders of the Morobe Community.