Everyday people PNG

Everyday People PNG : Michelle Lem

She provides close support and check-ins with TB patients on a daily or weekly basis, under the Community-based TB treatment program in NCD.

Her role is to support Tuberculosis (TB) patients in the community who had been diagnosed with TB, get their proper medication in a timely manner so they can overcome the disease. Currently, she is assisting eight TB patients under her care.

Michelle says being s CTS is an important role in the community, because it is the eyes and ears of doctors and nurses back at the clinics and hospitals.  

EverydayPeoplePNG : Rasan Kevau

My dream was to be in the PIH U19 Cricket PNG team and then make it as a Barramundis player.

When I was a small boy, I watched cricket on TV.

I always watched how the international players played. Now I still watch and have role models from other countries.

My role model in batting is Australian opening batter, David Warner, and in bowling it’s Mitchell Starc who is also an Australian cricketer.

I admire how they play.

I also look up to the PNG Barramundis captain, Assad Vala. I just like the way he plays his games.

Everyday People PNG: Junior Morea

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

I have found sports as an avenue to keep me active and disciplined. 

Having been playing cricket for four years now, I dreamt of playing in the world cup and when that opportunity came to try out, I gave it my all. 

I was a part of a new rugby team, but I had to come out…

I was determined to pursue my dreams because of a lot of encouragement from people around me.

Everyday People PNG : John Kariko

My father, who is a former Barramundis player, would always encourage me to play cricket, but I never listened. 

When I reached 13, I started playing cricket in the Hanuabada village competition. I really liked cricket from then on.

By age 15, I had joined the local cricket club and things just evolved from there. 

Now at 17 and enthusiastically training for my debut on the international stage, I can say the game has taught me so much. 

Everyday People: JoeJoe

I used to roam the streets looking for anything that I could do to pass time. Then I came across some friends who told me about City Mission and how it plays a bigger role in the lives of young men in Port Moresby.

One day I travelled to Koki and gave my name for enrolment. I was given a specific date to come back for an interview. After a successful interview I secured myself a space and I’m now here at Gereka.

Everyday People: Aue Oru

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”

I am from Pari village in Central Province. 

I have been playing cricket for several years now and it is a great game to play and enjoy. 

I’ve played cricket since I was in grade six.

I am the first in my family to play cricket.

My family was elated when they got news of me joining the U19 train-on squad. 

Everyday People: Maurey Kemo

She says she is self-employed. She sells food and betelnut at a roadside table market. It is her daily routine. What’s unique about Maurey is that she is providing a service to her village people back at Domara by buying their pandanus mats and then reselling to Port Moresby market.

Everyday people: Boio Ray

I have just completed Grade 11 at the Port Moresby Grammar School; that was one part of training that was hard for me but I just go to school and after school, I join the boys in training.

Usually the U19 team would train for at least six months, but for us it’s shorter than that.

As with other countries participating in the ICC U19 Men’s World Cup, the global pandemic has caused the unfortunate short and unconventional timeframe for the U19 team to train. 

However, we have taken on the challenge with guts and grit. 

Everyday People: Obrie Waie

I work as one of BNG Trading Company’s promotion foreman. I established my customer base in front of the Digicel office selling Gaytime and Magnum ice cream. I’ve been doing that for a month now.

Life has been a challenge this year, but we have to do what we can to stay afloat.

There are challenges at work but at the end of the day at least we achieve what challenges they give us. At home too, there are problems. The normal everyday issues, but otherwise challenges are good I believe.

Everyday People: Dincy Kenneth

I was doing Grade 8 at Wardstrip Demonstration School, but I withdrew in the middle of the year because of school fee problems. 

I left school and followed my friends. We would steal from other people and cause problems in the community. But I hope to change and humble myself in the New Year.

With the New Year approaching, I hope go back to school and take advantage of the free-education policy to complete my Grade 8.

I hope to live up to what I have set out to do in 2022.