Doors open for youth

But two innovative youth programs supported by Australia are helping at-risk and disadvantaged youth gain the valuable skills needed to find employment. 

Derek Julius Story

Twenty-five-year-old Derrick Julius is one of many young people who have benefited from the two youth programs supported by Australia; Ginigoada and City Mission.

Through Ginigoada, Derrick was able to complete his on-job training in electrical skills and is working towards achieving a level 1 certificate.

Job opportunities for Ginigoada graduates

Jack Steven and Margaret Maino were among 1,000 graduates who attained certificates in various life skills’ courses at a ceremony in Port Moresby on February 22.

Steven, who completed a basic accounting course, has been with the National Identification Office for the past eight months, managing the registration of identification cards, birth certificates and new citizens. 

“Thank you to Ginigoada and its partners for helping young Papua New Guineans like me to also be in a position to serve other Papua New Guineans and our country,” he said.


Pom’s first-ever bus timetable for women!

As part of the Safe Public Transport Program, Ginigoada (UN Women NGO partner) has worked in collaboration with UN Women to provide safe transport options for women and girls in Port Moresby.

Starting yesterday, the women-only bus will not only guarantee a safe commute for women and girls, but also save time. 

Digicel set to take on Ginigoada in netball final

This is a first for Digicel to make it to a netball grand final.

Coach Susan Pala said it had been a long road but hard work and commitment has paid off.

“We first entered the competition in 2010 and worked our way up from the lower divisions to division 5 and 6 this season.

“We're very excited and looking forward to Sunday,” said Pala.

Digicel has beaten Ginigoada twice already this season, which Pala said has given the girls a lot of confidence for the game.

“The girls will give a 120 percent effort tomorrow to play their best and win,” said Pala.