DFAT have postponed awarding the Round 2 Friendship Grants due to the uncertainty and rapidly changing situation associated with COVID-19. An announcement will be made as soon as possible about the program.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Australian Government for their support of our charity. Their funds have allowed Caring For Kiriwina (CFK) to exceed its targets and deliver results. Increasing the positive outcomes for not only our mothers, girls and children but all Kiriwinans.

Although this global COVID-19 pandemic has put a hold on this funding avenue Kiriwinan’s still need our support. We would like to take this opportunity to reaffirm Caring for Kiriwina’s commitment to continuing to supply Birthing and Dignity Kits, and the many other essential health and hygiene items that we need to send to Kiriwina. This help is only made possible through the continued generous support and commitment of our other wonderful volunteers and donors.

Click through to post and to see more photos of the CFK Dignity kits being distributed amongst the High school students.

Hi and thanks for the kits for our female students which we have received today from the in-country manager’s daughter, Melcah Bwaina (in Black and White stripy top). We appreciate your continuous support.

Message from Kiriwina Secondary School Principal ET

Caring for Kiriwina have purchased thousands of soaps and printed 1,000’s of these instruction cards for our Health & Hygiene committee to distribute across Kiriwina. Although a small help, at least it is a start.

Thank you again to our sponsors and donors for allowing us the funds to support this initiative.

We introduced you over a year ago to one of our heroic VBA’s, Ruth Noah. A mango tree branch had fallen on her during a violent storm and her leg was broken, she then had to endure an extremely rough, long boat ride to seek medical help. Although Ruth still has a broken leg she is very keen to work as a VBA, she attends all training sessions etc. She is now in Alotau for review. Ruth is using one crutch rather then two. She says she still feels pain but is hoping for a speedy recovery to enable her to return home.

Good Luck Ruth! We hope the review goes well. xx