Digicel PNG Foundation

Digicel invests in sharing best practise

Digicel PNG Foundation’s Community Development Manager Hane Toua and Digicel’s IT Specialist Timothy Kore were winners of the Live Learn Love competition that ran in all four countries that Digicel Foundation has been established in.

New classrooms for Highlands schools

Map Primary School in Mendi Munhiu District of Southern Highlands Province and Tondomong in Mul Baiyer, in Western Highlands Province, were recipients of the Digicel Foundation funded double classroom kits, an investment of K480,000.

Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Beatrice Mahuru, says education is vital to growth. It drives social and economic development.

“Providing young children with access to basic education is one of our five key focus areas in Digicel PNG Foundation,” states Mahuru.

WeCARe! donates cartons of children's books to Foundation

Digicel Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru said she was very grateful for the donation and thanked WeCARe for the kind gesture that will benefit the children in rural parts of the country.

“Education is the single greatest opportunity we can give a child and it is from this standpoint that we invest a lot to bridge the education gaps, especially in the most rural, remote communities where the majority of our population reside,” said Mahuru.

20 Men of Honour recipients meet to build capacity

Foundation Chief Executive Officer, Beatrice Mahuru, said the Men of Honour Award is Digicel PNG Foundation’s innovative campaign against violence in PNG.

“Through our Men of Honour campaign, we are asking Papua New Guineans to identify positive male role models in their communities. In honouring the good men of Papua New Guinea, we can use positive behaviour to create the world we want to see.

Students told to respect and value education

During a presentation of 3000 library books recently to eight schools in the area, Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour Vincent Kumura told the students about the importance of reading and education.

Kumura highlighted the need for the youths, parents and the community to partner in fighting careless and violent behaviours such as vandalising school properties and disrespecting teachers.

“The goal is to promote a safer and violent free community where teachers would teach uninterrupted, students could learn well and be better citizens of tomorrow.

K460,000 project for Sevese Morea school

The Digicel PNG Foundation, NCD Governor Powes Parkop and Member for Moresby South Justin Tkatchenko officially opened the project.

The plan, funded by the Foundation, consists of 4xclassrooms, 2x teachers’ office space, 160 students’ desk, teachers’ desk and chairs, electricity and 9000L water tanks.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru says providing children with access to basic education is one of five focus areas of the Foundation. This is done primarily through the provision of the new infrastructure.

22 Men of Honour finalists undergo awareness workshop

The aim of the workshop was for them to get to know each other and understand the work they do in their communities.

The Men of Honour Awards is a campaign against violence initiated by Digicel PNG Foundation.

Digicel Foundation community development manager Hane Toua said the workshop helps to achieve the outcome of the Men of Honour Award.

This is to form a brotherhood of men who can reach out to each other, helping each other through difficult times to help Digicel Foundation with its aim of overcoming violence in PNG.

Digicel Foundation supports children’s education in Jiwaka

Kurumul Primary School unveiled the double classroom project on Friday, May 13, with a special visit from Chapez Construction Building Contractor, Charlie Tumun.

Tumun, who helped oversee the construction of the classrooms, handed the key to the school head teacher, Leo Koimb Wii, in a special presentation on behalf of Digicel PNG Foundation.

Gagagaba Primary School receives new double classroom

You can see the reach of El Nino in the normally lush surrounds, but nothing was going to dry the enthusiasm of a community keen to launch their Digicel PNG Foundation funded double classroom project. 

Students get new classroom after 18 years

This was made possible through a partnership between Digicel PNG Foundation and Member for Nawaeb, Gisuwat Siniwin who provided counterpart funding of K80, 000 for the classroom.

The classroom has 40 student desks, 3 teacher’s desks, chairs, solar lighting, a 5000 litre water tank and 2 ventilation improved piping pit toilets.

Wediru is a level 2 Lutheran church agency elementary school established in 1999. It enrols about 95 students and is a feeder school to the nearest primary school, Busong.