Everyday people PNG

Everyday People PNG : Nape Ekari

I finished my grade 12 in 2015. I stayed in the village for three years, and then spent the last two years in Port Moresby.

Just last year I started school at Don Bosco Technological Institute. This is my second year.

I am planning to go for further studies after I finish from DBTI. I have not plans to go back home. I’m hoping that I will get a good job and bring my family to (Port Moresby). City life in Port Moresby is hard but we all have to do what’s best for us.

Everyday People PNG : Rex Labe

I have lived in Port Moresby for three years. I am 23 years old and I am studying at Don Bosco Technological Institute. This is my first year of studying ‘Electrical’.

I live with my relatives and I am looking forward to finishing my school so I can get a job.

As we know city life is quite difficult. Sometimes I feel like heading back home but I know if I do, then I won’t bring anything good back home to my parents. So I just want to finish school and find a good job.

Everyday People PNG : Russell Coomer

 They built a house and a little kitchen for me before I got there. I did not need to look for food because they brought me food from their gardens. Pasin em gutpla tru. They are very caring people who took care of me. Mi no sot lo kaikai.

They wanted to learn many things so they asked me many questions about life in the city. Many of them have not ventured out of the ward and province.

Everyday People: Serah Sarnot

She left her siblings and parents back in the province and has been a boarder at DBTI since her first year.

Being a boarding student is quite enjoyable for myself and even independent enough to be by myself. I learnt a lot of things especially here in Mary Help of Christians’ dormitory.

Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we have our work parade after classes, we do cleanup around the school area and on Wednesday is our free time. After class, we sometimes go out for shopping and before 5pm, we are required to be all inside the dorm.

Everyday People PNG : Russell Coomer

I was living and volunteering in the Usino Bundi District, Madang Province. I was based in Gama LLG.  

I am from Manus Province. I grew up here in Port Moresby because of my father’s job, he was a soldier in the Papua New Guinea Defense Force and we lived at Taurama Barracks.

I completed high school at De La Salle and went to Rabaul to complete my secondary education.

After secondary school, I came back to Port Moresby to study at the Catholic Theological Institution at Bomana. I completed studies and got my papers there.

Everyday People PNG : Gilbert Aovava

I went to school in the village, the highest I went was elementary school. However, I became a part of the church, and it was through the church that I learned how to read and I gained confidence to share the word of God. The church has helped me a lot.

I came to Port Moresby to hear the final decision of a court case with my fellow landowners, and a logging company operating in our area. We have been receiving royalties from the logging company for 29 years but there have been some issues with our payments so we took the matter to court.

Everyday People PNG : Francis Hahepa

My wife is a teacher. I have five children, and 15 grandchildren, and that’s a lot. It’s always good to have them with me.

Everyday People PNG : Anna Lauka

The struggle in bringing crafts from a far is real for Anne, owner of ANKA CRAFT who has faced the struggles and challenges in her travels. Her items come from Siwai, Bana & Central Bougainville districts.

Being a business owner comes with responsibilities and it requires more to become successful.  This includes getting your logistics done right and as safe and reliable as possible to bring your commercial products into the hub of the city to sell to tourists and city dwellers.

Everyday People PNG : Zimmah Glowaiye

Before I started with the Arts theatre, I was unemployed and doing voluntary work for NGO’S at the time, and getting myself occupied in helping out where I could.

It wasn’t until a friend of mine working at Moresby Arts introduced me to their president Bob Stanley.

I was actually in the process of looking for vacancies there when he and his team took me in and made me a part of this wonderful unit. They have been nothing short of amazing since I joined in 2018.

Everyday People PNG : Michael Vincent

Hailing from Gulf Province, Michael grew up in Gerehu and now raises his own family in the suburb as well.

Michael says the eldest of his children is 18 years old and therefore, has voted for the leader he believes has the most experience and plans that will help develop the community by making sure that basic services are being provided and children remain in schools with proper learning facilities.