Everyday people PNG

Everyday People PNG : Sheila Koieba

I live at 8-Mile in my family home with my brother and his family.

I have two children, an 11 year old girl and a 10 year old boy. 

I work as an Admin & Accounts Assistant with Sesago Health Care.

I learnt how to do my job-first at Supreme Industries and then now with SEsago, for seven years now.

I find life as a single mum very challenging because I provide for my kids on my own.

But comparing life now, and from the relationship I came out from, I feel that life is much better, because my relationship with my kids’ father was very abusive. 

Everyday People PNG : Bernhard Schlichting

I would have been 25 years old at the time.

In Bougainville, my brother Peter had a building company.

He brought me over to work and having met the people and travelled around this beautiful place, I fell in love with it all.

I asked my brother if I could stay and since then I never left.

After 6 months I managed to get my wife over and it’s been quite the journey for us both for the past 50 years.

Music for me started way back in Germany, so in Bougainville, it wasn’t long before I began the search for musicians two weeks after I had arrived there.

Everyday People PNG : Rachelle Lei

Now with the COVID-19 lockdown and suspension of schools, two of my oldest children, aged 6 and 5, are not in school and daycare and are with me at home. So it has been a struggle juggling taking care of the kids and working on my side hustles. I sew, do beadwork for earing and necklaces and sell lunch packs as well.

Everyday People PNG : Lydia Kemo


Famaco is building the US Embassy Compound in Konedobu.

I worked with Famaco three years now going on four. 

Now US Embassy advertised some positions and I applied but they are waiting for my Covid-19 test results.

If it’s negative than I will get my report and go and give it to the US embassy to consider me for that job. 

It’s almost two weeks now since I was sent home.

I’m not sure if I will be getting paid or not so I’ll just wait and see what happens. 

Everyday People PNG : Conscilliah Schulze Menda

I was the valedictorian of the graduating class and the recipient of the Brot Fűr Die Welt award for research excellence and the St. Joseph Moscati prize for academic excellence.

Prior to that, I graduated from the Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan, with a Master’s degree in Medical Science in Immunology and Infectious Disease after getting my degree at the University of Papua New Guinea.

This journey isn’t my own. I owe this to all those who stood by me throughout my lowest and have shared my joy when dark clouds passed.

Everyday People PNG : Madu Rimau


I am 46 years old and lived in Port Moresby all my life. There are five of us in the family, two girls and three boys. Two of them have passed away and there are three of us left. I’ve got two children, sons. I am self-employed. I don’t do much but I buy vegetables from Gordons market and re-sell where we live.

Everyday People PNG : Lydia Luke

Traveling out of the country for the first time was never in her wildest dreams admitted  Lae based female rugby league player Lydia Luke who said she was scared and shocked when she was selected into the PNG Orchids squad for a trial match against the Brisbane Boncos women’s team in Brisbane in 2018. But she never regretted she took the opportunity with both hands.


Everyday People PNG : Agnes Tau


I am married to Christopher Dai, he’s from Tubuserea and Kerema and he works with Digicel Play box team. We’ve been married for 5 years now but we were in relationship for a long time.

I have two beautiful kids, a girl and a boy.  The girl is 5 years old, and she’s doing her first year of schooling at Taurama kindergarten. The boy is two, turning 3 so he’s just at home.

Everyday People PNG : Shasha Kipefa

That’s why she wants to be a role model to inspire more young girls from the her village to come out and play rugby league.

Shasha took up rugby for leisure while in school as much of her concentration was on her academic studies.

When she moved to Lae in 2017 to pursue her endeavors her passion for the game came back.

2018 she started playing again unfortunately midway through 2019 she suffered a serious 

broken left arm in two places that almost devastated her playing career.

Worse case scenario she though she may never play again.

Everyday People PNG : Rachel Rabbie

And so getting Papua New Guineans into Health and Fitness and living a healthy lifestyle is my goal and passion

I started Naguna Fitness in 2016 after managing a Hotel Gym in the National Capital District.

‘Nagunan’ in the Kuanua Language of East New Britain means ‘Home’. Our whole concept is home fitness, where you feel at home, you do your workout, you feel comfortable, and be able to keep fit wherever you are.

I train about 40 clients a week. I cater for groups, sporting teams, corporates, and even one on one clients.