Digicel PNG Foundation

New projects for Pomio communities

The projects will be co-funded by Digicel PNG Foundation and the local member’s office and Minister for Public Service, Elias Kapavore.

Pomio is the first district in the 10th government to work in collaboration with Digicel PNG Foundation to respond to the community’s health and education needs.

Digicel PNG Foundation CEO, Beatrice Mahuru, said the Foundation seeks opportunities to work together to leverage resources, share strengths, increase efficiency and reduce overlap to tackle PNG’s social issues.

Digicel Foundation rewards school with new library

Bisiatabu Primary School was one of 14 primary schools in the Central Province to benefit from a Digicel PNG Foundation funded double classroom project, back in 2014.

On Wednesday, Digicel PNG Foundation launched the Bisiatbau Library Reward infrastructure project as the school and community showed good governance and community ownership of the classroom investment that was built back in 2014.

Representing the Digicel PNG Foundation, Calextus Simeon challenged the students by reading the books that are being provided in the new library.

From one box of books to a library

The library is part of the Autonomous Bougainville Government’s (ABG) Education Infrastructure Project Rollout. It was funded by the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT) and project managed by Digicel PNG Foundation.

Built at a cost of K165,000, the library comes fully-kitted with desks, chairs, book shelves, air conditioning, connection to the main power grid as well as five desktop computers for electronic cataloguing and students’ use.

Education infrastructure for remote areas

Tubu and Kuriva communities from the Kairuku District of Central Province were the proud recipients of an elementary double classroom (Tubu) and a library (Kuriva), funded by Digicel PNG Foundation in their mission to improve education facility standards.

National and supreme court Judge, Justice Stephen Kassman, who calls Tubu home, said that villagers had come together to start up the school after 20 years of not having a school in the Village of Tubu, depriving a whole generation of the community from being educated.

Foundation confirms annual funding

The MOA signing confirms DPNGF’s annual funding of K95,000 to 4LTC to facilitate the program in NCD, Central & Gulf provinces. This is to support CLCs in PNG’s rural and socially marginalised communities to provide early education services for children.

Director of 4LTC, Mara Wape, said: “We’re proud to partner with the Foundation for the delivery of the CLC TISA Program.

Foundation hosts meet and greet for partners

The event saw representatives from the Chesire disAbility Services, We Care foundation, 4L Training and Consultants – CLC TISA and Men of Honor recipients.

The event is held quarterly to share stories and see the impact of the program in communities.

Each partner shared their stories and brought at least one person to give their testimony on how the combined effort by the partner organisation and Digicel Foundation has helped their lives.

Also present at the meet and greet was the Digicel Global Chairperson, Maria Mulcahy, from Ireland.

Narara: What template are you giving your children?

Narara was the guest speaker  at the  “Black bow tie only ” Gala during  the  Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour  event.

Narara was invited by the Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru to speak to recipients of the 2017 Men of Honour event at the Stanley Hotel on Saturday April 29, 2017.

In this final episode of Granger Narara’s speech, he tells of  his brother Tim who joined him followed by his son. He also tells of his second son Duanne who has decided to follow and life his own lifestyle and who now lives in CHINA. Obviously a chip off his late grandfather.

ENB woman wins K250,000 education project

Digicel PNG Foundation had put up a lucky door prize of an Education or Health Project worth up to K250,000 for the guests attending the 2017 Men of Honour Awards Gala Night.

Salomie Irima, 38, said she was astounded and shocked to have her name drawn that night, not having expected to win the prize.

‘We are all warriors and protectors of our communities’

Narara was invited by the Digicel PNG Foundation CEO Beatrice Mahuru to speak to recipients of the 2017 Men of Honour event at the Stanley Hotel on Saturday April 29, 2017.

In the third part of Granger Narara’s speech, he tells of his experiences and how a small group of Papua New Guineans pioneered flying in the early days.

He continues the third part of this speech …

Meet the 2017 Digicel Men of Honour!

Puana was one of 17 finalists nominated by an independent panel of judges made up of MoH inaugural winner Jimmy Drekore, Cassaundra Rangip, Dr Eric Kwa, David Terry, Sarah Haoda and new judges Betty Lovai and Dadi Toka Jnr.

After taking out the Ela Motors Education Champion Award category, Puana was voted by the judges as the most outstanding Man of Honour among other category winners because of his selfless pursuit of education for his people.

The recognition was bestowed at the prestigious Gala Event that took place last weekend at the Stanley Hotel in Port Moresby.