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We are so grateful to mid wife extraordinaire Shea Caplice for hosting this wonderful fundraiser and the bands that volunteered and preformed to raise funds for Caring for Kiriwina: The last born: Midwife Sheryl, Sally and Jason – kicked us off and Lionel Robinson and the in crowd took us out. Just brilliant!

The last born: Midwife Sheryl, Sally and Jason
Lionel Robinson and the in crowd

Latest News from the Island is that the airport is closed as a direct consequence of the recent Election violence. Report from Toks:

“At the moment the flights to Kiriwina are suspended. The terminal building was partly damaged and the airport run way was closed with logs and tree branches. Negotiations are underway to open the airport and resume flights. ”

Pictures: Mary and VBA’s at the Kiriwina Airport on our recent training trip.

 

 

 

Pictogram Post by Send Hope Not Flowers
(@sendhopenotflowers)

2017-05-09 20:24:32

We love good news! And today we received a wonderful progress report from one of our partner organisations, Caring for Kiriwina, which took a group of volunteer Australian midwives to PNG last month to update the skills of Village Birth Attendants. Expecting around 80 attendees, our incredible midwives catered for more than 170 – some coming from extremely remote areas to attend the week-long course. Armed with new skills and knowledge, these Village Birth Attendents will be able to better assist vulnerable birthing mothers. They are on the front line of lowering PNG’S maternal mortality rate. And we could not be prouder! #sendhopenotflowers #maternalhealth #caringforkiriwina #safebirth #villagebirthattendent #training #mothersday #donate #helpussavelives

A sincere thank you to my gorgeous mother Diana (pictured) and sister Kylie Adams for their tireless efforts in packaging the birthing kits. Perfection always.

Another 50 Birthing Kits have gone back to Port Moresby with our In-Country manager Toks. Wonderful to recently meet up with Toks in Australia and talk CFK business.

Great work team!!!

Memories: Tropical rain

Posted by Caring for Kiriwina on Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Sydney’s rain today reminds me of….

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Dear all,
I returned from Kiriwina over the weekend to POM. Attach is the photo of the items delivered.
I delivered the items sent from Australia and the three phones. All the things were given to Ruth Boaz to distribute. The phones will be given to Ruth, Diane and Bokawau.
I received the sewing machines from Gina over the weekend. The electric one will remain in Pom for Caring for Kiriwina use and the hand sewing machine will be taken home and donated to the VBA’s on Kiriwina.

Everyone on the island are well and busy with harvesting of yams.
Thank you to everyone, these items are very needed.
Toks