STREIT PNG Programme

STREIT info sesson in Maprik

The session aimed to provide an overview of the support available and encourage community members to submit proposals.

Ali Said Yesuf, Programme Coordinator for the EU-funded STREIT Programme in Papua New Guinea, emphasized the objective of improving livelihoods within the community. He assured participants that all reasonable proposals would be considered for support.

Dr. Pavel Burian, Deputy Programme Coordinator, elaborated on the types of assistance offered through the STREIT Innovation Fund.

Paying their way back to school

Odilah from Banak in the Wewak District, and Damaris from Yangoru-Saussia, were waiting to pay their way back to their studies when this training opportunity landed in their hands.

Odilah said: “I was not able to complete my year 12 studies because of school fee problems and I see this as a good chance for me.”

Damaris Finaka added: “I’m happy to become a role model for other girls to see and follow with the belief that road works is not a job for men only.” Damaris is looking forward to complete her Diploma Studies at the University of Papua New Guinea.

Promoting Decent Work Employment

The young men and women were pulled from different parts of East Sepik Province, to construct a stone masonry and gabion retaining structure that are critical for professional and quality construction works.

Led by the International Labour Organization (ILO) in partnership with by the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Centre in Wewak, the training aims to promote decent work employment for rural youth and women who lack in-demand practical qualifications in the area.