Save the Children PNG

Gulf health workers complete training

Many travelled in from very remote areas to get a better understanding of how to communicate to their communities about the vaccine.

Gulf PHA Incidental Manager, Sandra Yamuwe, says: “This training is very important because the COVID-19 vaccination update in Gulf PHA is very low. Also with the National General Elections currently happening, it’s important that all our health workers are trained to cater for any surges of COVID-19.”

Lae Youths Upskilled

Under Save the Children’s Hand Heart Pocket project, the youths are undergoing educational, SME and life skills training.

Save the Children’s Hand Heart Pocket is a three-year youth project that is being implemented in Port Moresby and Lae.

The program supports marginalised youths between the ages of 14 and 24, including people living with disabilities.

It strives to give them a chance to succeed in education and employment.

Partnership To Support Youth

The agreement paves way for Save The Children beneficiaries to receive cash support on their mobile phone using Digicel CellMoni. 
The Mobile Cash Transfer is part of Save the Children’s Disaster Preparedness work under its Cash and Voucher Assistance project to have mechanisms in place to help youths and families following a disaster like a landslide, cyclone, earthquake, or pandemic with cash payments for essential items. 

MOU Signed For Western Province Development

OTDF Chief Executive Officer Havini Vira said, “Save the Children PNG is a recognised NGO, one of the biggest here in PNG that do a lot of work in the development space. They will provide tremendous technical support to OTDF’s Community Development programs. Having well established networks with schools in Western is a bonus in this arrangement.”

Mr Vira said SCPNG have trained professionals who can provide OTDF the needed support to effectively deliver service in communities captured under the Community Mine Continuation Agreement (CMCA).

Nasfund CEO Joins Board

Tarutia will be representing PNG and the Pacific on the Board of Save the Children while Williame-Igara is PNG’s new Country Director.

Tarutia is an experienced superannuation professional and corporate executive with over 33 years of experience with PNG’s leading superannuation provider, Nasfund.

Child protection services lacking in rural communities

This was revealed by Save the Children PNG (SCiPNG) following a recent research carried out throughout the country.

The team went out to different areas of NCD, Bougainville, Lae, Goroka and East Sepik and spoke to child protection officers, the children, parents and community leaders to collect a wide range of data.

The data collected will be presented in a report which will be launched next month in Port Moresby.