Everyday people PNG

Everyday People: Boruan Renagi

Boruan attended Port Moresby Christian Academy, Carr Memorial Seventh Day Adventist School, Saint Charles Lwanga and the University of Papua New Guinea (Bachelor of Science, Physics).

However, he wasn’t able to complete his second-year into studies at the university due to personal reasons.

Apart from his passion in creating video contents, Boruan loves playing the guitar and does it during his free time and after a long day of filming. He also engages in photography, passion projects and DIY projects.

Everyday People: Rhonda Samson

She has been struggling to raise seven children while providing for all their needs since the passing of her husband four years ago.

However, Samson’s burdens have been eased after the Kinapulam Farmers’ Co-operative Society became one of the two recent grantees for the Enga Landscape Project Grants.

“I am pleased with the support that we are receiving now. This support means more money to boost what we have been doing,” she stated.

“My family will now be able to extend our potato farming activities.

Everyday People: Jimmy Jack

Jimmy is an Information Technology Support Officer with Digicel PNG at the headquarters in Gordon.

This would be his first job straight out of Datec Learning Centre where he studied for two years.

Jimmy finished his secondary level of schooling at the Port Moresby International School, where the courses he took boosted his interest in IT.

After POMIS he registered at Datec Learning Centre to pursue his studies in IT.

About Jimmy

Everyday People: Tunis Ben - Buai Vendor

My husband and I now run a little canteen just opposite the Boroko Market. 

Back then, living in the Nations Capital was tough. My husband and I were not employed and we needed to make ends meet in order to take care of our little family. That was why we started off as a simple buai and smoke vendors. At times, we got harassed by the NCD City Rangers but this has not stopped us from selling. We continued selling till we reached our profit of K1,300. 

Everyday People: Fajiaka Rovanama Kubo

Fajiaki Rovanama Kubo is a 27-year-old, is from both Kelerakwa and Gabone villages in Central Province.

Since childhood, Faji has had her mind wrapped around becoming a lawyer one day.  However, she had no idea what reality had in store. All she ever learnt in school from Waigani Christian Pre-School, Grades 1-8 at Coronation Primary and 9-12 at Gordon Secondary School were completely opposite to the path she has taken.

Everyday People: Latisha Sagati

Latisha attained a Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism Management, she began her small business in 2018, and five years on her favourite hobby has turned into a fine business, where people want more of her delicious home baked cakes.
What inspired me to run this business was the interest I got from customers who loved the cream on the cake, no matter the cake type. So far, I have sold approximately 100 cakes and cupcakes for birthday parties, get together, reunions, weddings and others.

Everyday People: Francis Moro

The SME has been engaging unemployed youths from around the province on various trades projects.

Francis Moro, owner of Daveline (Dave – line) Engineers, hails from Morobe Province and Raluan No. 1 in the Rabaul District. He says it is fulfilling to see youths having a source of income and gaining knowledge at the workplace.

Moro is the President of the East New Britain Engineers Association, which apart from other programs, also runs a school visitation program to encourage students to pursue careers in engineering and other technical fields.

Cathy Amaiu – A Walk To Change

You have children and women who run to you and you have to save them, I don’t do this because somebody tells me to do it but because I want to help them.

Its human nature, you want to help and that is what I have been doing in the community and in the church. I am a Seventh Day Adventist and I carry out my work lot of other women.

When the UN Women approached, they were looking for women leaders who are involved in the kind of activity I was doing. My friends recommended me and I got a few women to join the UN Women training. They trained us on human rights.

Tuguia Garo - Message Through The Canvas

For those who don’t know what cubism art is, it is an early 20th-century style and movement in art, especially painting, in which perspective with a single viewpoint was abandoned and the use was made of simple geometric shapes, interlocking planes, and, later, collage.

I recently displayed one of my art pieces at an event called Art Activism Night, which allows people to express themselves in all forms of art.

Everyday People: Valali Nau

The former Pastor is 67, and has 16 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

He continues to encourage new pastors to continue God’s work. And to see other denominations as partners in sharing the word and work of God.

“Don’t see divisions. Cooperate with other denominations to serve God,” he continues to say.

Pastor Nau was brought up as a member of the United Church.