Digicel PNG Foundation

Call for Engans to discuss peace

Kundal is an ambassador of the Digicel PNG Foundation’s Men of Honour (MOH) campaign. He is an unsung hero for the Highlands region.

Enga is made up of many clans and tribes. What sets Enga Province apart from the rest, is that its five districts are bonded by language, culture and traditional values. Tribal fights are not new in Enga, but in the past, disputes among warring tribes are handled with respect.

Walindi Primary School celebrates new classroom

The celebration took place at the school premises on Friday 14th July 2023.

Since its establishment in 2008, Digicel Foundation has been investing in education for the past 15 years as it believes that every child has the right to education.

Through Digicel PNG Foundation’s Education Infrastructure Development Program, Waves Contractors were engaged to work on the classroom project for Walindi Primary School in Talasea District, West New Britain Province. The school urgently needed classroom to address its issue of overcrowding.

Foundation delivers classroom for Nuku school

Digicel PNG Foundation has always been driven to invest in education for the past 15 years since it believes that every child has the right to education. On 12th July 2023, St. Francis Seim Hamtaba Primary School celebrated the launching of their new double classroom funded by Digicel Foundation through its Education Infrastructure Development Program.

St. Francis Seim Hamtaba Primary School is located in Nuku District in West Sepik Province with 436 students enrolled this year from grades three to eight.

LEED Report shows outcomes

This report launched early this month is for the Literacy Enrichment and Education Development (LEED) Program. With one of the key aspects of the LEED Program is the training of teachers to know how to use the Bilum Books Standard Based Curriculum for English teacher guides and student books.

The Bilum Books SBC English is an all in one literacy program designed to teach the skills of English to students no matter their mother tongue.

K1m in community grants for local organizations

The community grant under Digicel Foundation provides grants up to K50,000 to local organizations across the country who are delivering projects in the areas of health, education, water and sanitation, sustainable livelihoods, and safety.

These grants will go towards projects such as safe houses, sports development, medical equipment, advocacy on gender-based violence, education, agriculture and WASH programs.

Santos shared agenda in addressing GBV

The continued support received from Santos will be the Highlands Regional sponsor of the MOH Awards. 

Through Digicel PNG Foundation, this peace building initiative of the Men of Honour Campaign focuses on positive behavior with the aim to break the cycle of violence in PNG.

Santos PNG Stakeholder Management Senior Vice President, Wayne Kasou, stated that the continued support from Santos is a shared agenda in addressing gender-based violence. 

PNG Air supports MOH S7

Chief Commercial Officer for PNG Air, Simon Pitt, was thrilled to announce that PNG Air will remain a sponsor for the Men of Honour Awards this season.  

‘’As a company, we are proud to continue our partnership with Digicel PNG Foundation for the second year as the official carrier for the Men Of Honour Awards. It is also very good for our employees to see the work that they do every day being translated into helping address violence in the country, and to feel a sense of pride to be part of a movement in addressing an important issue,” said Pitt. 

Community Grants Launched

Through this grant program, the foundation will be giving up to K1,000,000 worth of grants to community-based organisations whose work aligns with the Foundations development priorities.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO, Serena Sasingian said the grant can go up to K50,000 and can support projects dealing with water, sanitation and hygiene, literacy centres, housing for health workers, safe houses and a range of other projects. 

Early Childhood Education Teachers Accredited

They had attended a pilot program spearheaded the IEA College of TAFE and Digicel PNG Foundation.

The teachers now have an accreditation that is internationally recognised and it complements Digicel PNG Foundation’s investment in early childhood education centres and facilities.

IEA College of TAFE Manager, Dr William Pedley, said that TAFE was excited that it was a part of the Early Childhood Teacher training.

Eight Pioneer In Teacher Training Program

The pilot program collaborates with the IEA College of TAFE to provide internationally equivalent training and accreditation of early learning teachers.

It is globally recognized that investing in quality early childhood education has both economic and social benefits as it is the foundation for better learning. This was the message highlighted by Digicel PNG Foundation’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Serena Sasingian.