Digicel PNG Foundation

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.

New chairman for Digicel PNG Foundation

The announcement was made at a town hall meeting in the presence of Digicel Foundation patron and Group Chairman, Denis O’Brien.

Digicel Foundation CEO, Serena Sasingian, said the Board had looked externally and within the business to find the most suitable candidate to assume the role of chairman since the resignation of former Foundation chairman of four years, Douveri Henao.

K500,000 for community grants

This financial year, half a million kina (K500,000) has been made available to support local organisations in Papua New Guinea with their community projects.


Patron of Digicel Foundation and Chairman of Digicel Group, Denis O’Brien, made the formal announcement during a launch ceremony recently in Port Moresby.


Foundation upskills contractors

And key to this rollout are its contractors, who have braved harsh conditions to deliver these valuable community assets.

Thirty community-based contractors representing 12 organisations completed Digicel PNG Foundation’s Contractor Training Programme yesterday.

The workshop is an initiative of the Foundation aimed at informing contractors about the Foundation’s processes and service-level agreements, strengthen relationships with contractors and suppliers and ensure quality expectations and specifications are upheld.

Do you know a man of honour?

It aims to break the cycle of violence by recognising honourable men in communities to lead positive change in PNG.  

Into its 5th season now, Digicel PNG Foundation has received 464 quality nominations from which 65 finalists were selected by an independent panel of judges and 24 winners were announced at respective gala awards dinners.

What we want to achieve (objective)

“The objective of the MOH campaign is to break the cycle of violence by focusing on positive behaviour to create the world we want to see,” says the Foundation.  

Sharing gifts with marginalised communities

This was exactly what the Digicel PNG Foundation did with the Employee volunteers of Digicel who visited the Reaper Community Learning Centre (CLC) at the Morata 4 settlement and Saraga CLC Six-Mile.

As part of its Community Learning Centre sustainability program, Digicel Foundation along with its volunteers visited two of the 21 informal schools in its program, to give students a gift each and thank them for their perseverance throughout the year.

Telefomin partners with Digicel Foundation

This is the value that will be added to the lives of the people of Telefomin through the partnership between Digicel PNG Foundation and the Member for Telefomin.

The 50/50 counterpart funding is a partnership that is valued at K188,000, and includes an annual basic servicing for the next three years by Ela Motors.