Training for EHP poultry farmers

The training was conducted through the USAIDs PNG Lukautim Graun Program (LGP) together with the Doers Agro Services. 

A total of 36 participants, most of whom were women leaders and representatives from cluster groups, CBOs, the Provincial Department of Agriculture and Livestock and several small to medium enterprises attended the training.

Most participants were selected from the Financial Literacy Training (FLT) that was conducted by USAID LGP for the Bismarck Corrido sites from 2022 to 2023.

Fiona embraces martial arts

Since then, Fiona has made no secret about her personal aspiration to represent PNG on the international stage.

Young Fiona was among four fighters from PNG who attended the Oceania Taekwando Training camp as part of lead up preparation towards the Olympic Qualifier in Australia this April.

For the young lass, she’s never been exposed to such highly intense and nonstop rigorous martial arts workout. She said it required a lot of mind power, character and stamina to stay in the grind.

Village Court Magistrates trained on protected area laws

The workshop focused on explaining the hierarchy of PNG laws and the PNG court system, guided by legal experts from CELCOR. The week-long program was held in Bungawat, Kabwum District in Morobe and Teptep, Raicoast District of Madang.

Participants from Som, Uruwa, and Yopno zones attended the parallel training workshops in Bungawat and Teptep stations. A similar workshop is planned for the Nambis zone in Wasu LLG Tewae Siasi District, next year to cover the entire YUS Conservation Area landscape.

Public health initiative ensures safe set-ups

Although the market has yet to open its operations, the training is essential before the stalls become operational.

Deputy Director of Public Health, Dr. Therese Lei, emphasized the significance of the training, addressing not only women but also encouraging participation from men. The participants, responsible for running the market stalls, will be trained in proper food handling practices to prevent the spread of infections, particularly focusing on issues like diarrheal diseases.

Hela peace mediators receive training

His team who frequently witness violence and hear retellings from survivors, have to tread a careful path to maintain neutrality and bring fighting parties to a resolution. The work can take its toll.

“We focus more on helping others that are survivors of violence and prolonged crises. “We forget that we, too, as mediators of these issues, can be affected as well,” shared Fr Isaiah.

“Self-care is paramount for us because we are the middlemen when it comes to conflict resolution and reaching a decision that is agreeable for the conflicting parties.”

PNGDF, US Army complete DREE exercise

In the face of such challenges, a well-prepared and knowledgeable response is critical to recovery.

Recognizing the need for comprehensive disaster response preparation, the PNG Defence Force (PNGDF) and U.S. Army Pacific curated a five-day seminar that brings together academics, community leaders, and disaster response professionals.

SILAG mandatory for public servants

Michael Barobe, SILAG’s Chief Executive Officer announced this new arrangement during the institute’s recent graduation at the Northern Training Centre in Madang.
Thirty-two (32) public servants graduated with Certificate in Middle Management and Diploma in Public Administration respectively at a ceremony hosted by SILAG at the Madang Resort Hotel last week. Eighteen are pioneers in obtaining the Diploma in Public Administration program. 

Rabaul teachers trained

This training was aimed at outlining the differences between school boards and the administration and improving the standards of schools in the district.

Attending the TOT was primary school head teachers and elementary school Teachers In-charge in the district who took part in the training, discussions and presentations.

Addressing the participants during the TOT opening on behalf of the District Administrator Benedict Mode was Deputy District Administrator- Operations John Vule who stressed on the importance of proper management of schools.

300 Fish Framers in Wambisa registered

“More than 300 people have been registered and the training would begin (today) and end on Saturday,” said Sariki. 

Wosera Gawi Rural Development officer Angela Gosiba said that the program began at Blamda as Blamda Community Agriculture Service in 2016 and now has about 10 cluster groups in North and South Wosera LLGs doing fresh water fish farming. 

 She also said encouraged more youths and females to participate in this farming activity to bring positive change into their communities and boost the local economy.

Isou build up for season

After an impressive start to their campaign in season 2022, notching up four consecutive matches on the trot, the Gulf franchise unfortunately could not maintain that winning streak, finishing off the season outside the top six.

Coach Laka though was quite impressed with the outcome saying, it’s a work in progress.

Since appointed head coach last year, his main focus was to blood in a lot of young boys from their development pathway around seasoned players, and help rebuild a new culture for the club.