Dame Carol Kidu

New library for Taurama

The Sir Buri Kidu Library will also serve as a resource, learning, training and community development centre.

Two months ago, Secretary for Education Dr Uke Kombra revealed the decline in public libraries from 22 in 1975 to only 6 now in operation.

With the ultimate aim of upgrading information centres, promoting English as first language amongst students, having a more informed populace and eliminating illiteracy, Dame Carol Kidu started a community project; the Sir Buri Kidu Library.

New dawn for BCL: Chairman

BCL chairman Robert Burns made the statement during their first board meeting in more than 27 years. The event was held on August 3 at Buka.

The board, led by Burns, included Sir Rabbie Namaliu, Dame Carol Kidu, Sir Moi Avei and members of BCL’s senior management team.

Burns said many everyday PNG citizens, including Bougainvilleans, are among BCL shareholders in addition to the Autonomous Bougainville Government (ABG) and Independent State of Papua New Guinea (major shareholders).

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.

Digicel Foundation launches Men of Honour campaign

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.

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.

Controversial PNG documentary premieres with major cuts

Revered former PNG politician Dame Carol Kidu won the injunction, restraining the Australian makers of The Opposition from screening footage about her role in the redevelopment of Port Moresby shanty town Paga Hill.