ExxonMobil PNG

​EMPNG throws support behind cancer foundation

ExxonMobil PNG, on behalf of PNG LNG, has contributed K165,000 towards PNG Cancer Foundation’s Healthy Teens School Program (HTSP). This brings ExxonMobil PNG’s support to K269,700 for PNGCF awareness programs since 2014.

The partnership will see the program rolled out to schools in Papa Lealea, Hanuabada, Baruni, Boera, Tatana, Porebada, Port Moresby, Hides and Moro. 

Healthy teens program gets K165,000

This brings ExxonMobil PNG’s support to K269,700 for PNGCF awareness programs since 2014.

The program will be rolled out to schools in Papa Lealea, Hanuabada, Baruni, Boera, Tatana, Porebada, Port Moresby, Hides and Moro.

It will be targeted at primary school students in grades Six to Eight and aims to encourage teenagers to make healthy lifestyle choices as a way to reduce their risk of developing cancer.

PNG Cancer Foundation’s CEO, Dadi Toka Jr, says ExxonMobil PNG is a great supporter of the work of the foundation.

Nature Park to expand kitchen for users

ExxonMobil PNG, a major sponsor of the Park since 2012 recently donated a disused camp office to the Park, while Gold Sponsor Red Sea Housing came to the rescue by transporting and re-constructing the building near Nature’s Café, the Park’s popular eatery.

The project stemmed from the Park’s need to expand its kitchen area to provide better onsite catering to guests holding picnics in the park and for the increasing number of tour groups using the Park for lunch.  The current kitchen is able to cater to café patrons only with big catering orders having to be prepared offsite.

LNG Plant site schools receive 500 desks, chairs

The schools include Porebada, Boera, Papa and Lealea primary schools and Redscar High School which each received 100 chairs and desks recently.

Students from the five schools will commence their 2017 classes with the benefit of an improved learning environment.

“The future growth of the country lies in providing today’s children with a good education and having well equipped schools helps to provide a conducive learning environment,” says ExxonMobil PNG’s LNG Plant site Superintendent Al Sandoval.

EMPNG invites Hides community for a tour

The program, launched in November 2016, complements EMPNG’s Community Development Program by enhancing the community’s understanding of the Plant’s operations. 

EMPNG Hides superintendent, Ken Rhyason, said the tours were looking to take away the mystery about what happens inside the fence and to build on EMPNG’s established relationships with Hides communities to create a stronger more connected society. 

The sessions are complemented by other discussions around healthy living, education and community development in general. 

Firm supports top performers

“We believe that education is the cornerstone to Papua New Guinea’s future and we will continue to help PNG secure its future, through education,” said ExxonMobil PNG’s community development support manager, Sisa Kini.

“The children are the future and they have a critical role to play in the long term economic and social development of Papua New Guinea. There is no better place and time to start than in school,” said Ms Kini.

She congratulated the top performing students and everyone else who graduated on their accomplishments.

​Women Empowered with Financial Literacy Skills

The training was aimed at strengthening the women’s ability to understand how to make, manage and invest money.

This was part of ExxonMobil PNG’s strategy to support people in project communities to create and sustain economic activities that would go beyond the life of the PNG LNG project.

The forty women are now skilled trainers who will run financial literacy training in their respective communities.

They appreciated the principles that were taught, including being disciplined and having a goal, how to budget, save, and make profits. 

Fight against cancer taken to Papa and Lealea in Hiri West District

Working in partnership with ExxonMobil PNG, the Foundation conducted free cancer screening and awareness at the London Missionary Society (LMS) Church on Papa village today.

The program’s primary focus in the two villages was on cancer awareness and prevention of which free mouth and breast cancer screening was given today for the people of Papa village.

Awareness of cervical and breast cancer is also being carried out through a series of workshops while the screening is going on.

ExxonMobil PNG supports local women

The program, run by Plan International USA known as Global Women in Management (GWIM), is supported by operator of the PNG LNG Project, ExxonMobil PNG Limited under parent company ExxonMobil’s Women’s Economic Opportunity Initiative.

The nine women, Kore Tau, Elizabeth Taurega, Margaret Aila, Miriam Gai, Ruth Kissam, Theresa Gizoria, Miriam Layton, Shirley Iragali and Rita Paru are attending the workshop from  April  18 to May 13.