Everyday people PNG

Everyday People: Kabua Vagi-Morea

During that time, I knew I had to work hard if I was to be selected again for the Kumul Petroleum PNG Barramundis.

So I spent much of that time training to prove myself worthy of a spot.

When I got the call confirming my re-selection for the team, I knew my hard work had paid off.

My family got me into the game.

My father played. My brother played. In fact, he used to play for the Barras, and so I look up to my big brother Vani. He was the opening batsman in a game against Kenya and scored 112 in that game.

Everyday People: Jason Kila

It’s been helping me to stay disciplined. And I’ve grown.

Cricket has taught me how to be professional off the field as well.

Like my other teammates, family played a big part in the sport.

As a little boy growing up in Hula, Central Province, I always watched my uncle, Vavine Pala’s cricket games.

Pala, one of PNG’s pioneer cricketers, featured in the first ICC Trophy tournament in 1979.

Everyday People PNG : Assadollah Vala

It was a Twenty20 International match against Belfast.

All the real hard work was put in, in 2014, when PNG got its ODI status.

That was when I debuted in the Hongkong vs PNG match in November 8th, 2014.

And after all these years, I still love cricket because of how much good it has done for him.

My love for the sport developed while watching my family play. I saw how much they enjoyed it and I wanted to enjoy it just as much as they did.

Everyday People PNG : Lydia Didi Maru

I have been a single mum for almost eight years now and I am loving the time spent with my nuclear family because I can fully focus on my parents, siblings and my children.

The father of my children and I have been wonderfully blessed with two beautiful, talented and intelligent kids, and they are the best things that happened to us.

Our oldest son is 15 years old and in grade nine, he is a very talented free style dancer, his little sister at 11 years old and in grade 4 is a singer, and as I like to say, she and singing – they go hand in hand.

Everyday People PNG : Edna Perukamea

My name is Edna Sida Perukamea, my husband’s name is Bobby Peruka Perukamea and he is from Tubusereia village. I am from Logea Island in Samarai, Milne Bay Province.

My husband and I got married in 1974 straight after graduating from Madang Teachers College. My husband and I went to the same college, that’s where we met and got married, through customary marriage.

Everyday People PNG : Henry Oue

That is where I developed my interest in teaching.

My name is Henry Oue, I am from Kairuku District in Central Province. I have been a teacher for 10 years and six of those years have been spent teaching at the Tubusereia Primary School. The three years before coming here, I spent in my village at the Inauabui Primary School and then I moved to a remote school where I was head teacher there before coming to teach here.

Everyday People: Mary Aisa Ono

I do my best to encourage them to take up Science because through Science we can learn many things, because it is observing the nature around us.

My name is Mary Aisa Ono, I am 48 years old and I am married with five children, two boys and three girls. They have all grown up now. My first born is a teacher like me, my second born is doing his final year studying Business and Management at UPNG and my third daughter is studying at the University of Goroka, training to be a secondary school teacher, taking up education, specializing in accounting.

Everyday People: Kwara Kwara

I have been a teacher for 27 years during my career my wife supported me.

My am from Hula in Central Province. My name is actually Kwara Kune and it refers to the first arrival of the London Missionary Society (LMS) church in our area. I am 49 years old and I have a big family. I started with having three boys that came first but I felt I had to balance it out so my wife had three girls, making it six children. My wife and I are from the same area.

Everyday People: Kayleen Guaf (Part II)

Today, I am pursuing a career in Human Resource Management with the CPL GROUP OF COMPANIES, under the company’s Graduate Development Program. I came across the program’s advertisement on Facebook and decided to give it a try. That was towards the end of 2020.

Since it is a GDP, I am currently on rotation within various departments in the company, but I am planning to focus on HR once I am done with this training program.

Everyday People: Kayleen Guaf (Part I)

I grew up almost everywhere in PNG because of the work my parents did.

I was born in East New Britain. My parents then moved to Lae, Morobe Province. We lived in my father’s village for the first 3 or so years and then moved to Bubia, the NARI station, where we lived there for seven years. After that, we moved back to my dad’s village again, then to my mum’s in Manus, and eventually we moved to Vanimo in the early days of 2011.