It was wonderful and joyful activity meeting the babies with their mothers and distributing the knitting clothes and caps during the festive season.
Toks Bwaina (CFK In-country manager)
Our first delivery of baby knitting on Kiriwina last year was to the Kavataria village CFK VBA’s mothers and babies. The most recent baby knitting was delivered to our CFK VBA’s mothers and babies at the villages of Mulosaida and Oyabia-Orabesi. Almost 50 babies were given birthing kits and baby caps each. The mothers were also given caps that were too big for the babies.
The next lot of knitting to be sent over will be distributed to babies from other circuits.
A BIG thank you goes out to Sandy and all the Belrose Country Club knitters. What joy they are bringing to the Mothers and Babies of Kiriwina. Just wonderful!!! xxx.
Only $125 AUD will support one student for one whole year of their school life. We have 14 out of the 20 students supported in 2020 continuing their schooling who need your support and another 6 students who have become eligible to receive the graduate grants. We thank all donors who have decided to support these students throughout their school years.
Education is not preparation for life. It is life itself.
CFK delivers much needed drugs to Health Care worker Jason Toposona. Jason operates a small clinic in the main village Kavataria and has assisted many people from all over Kiriwina. The people are in real need of medicine. Much more needs to be done.
Mr Toks Bwaina, CFK in-country manager was honoured to be invited to speak at the recent year 10 graduation ceremony at Kiriwina Secondary School on the 10th December 2020 due to CFK’s continued commitment and assistance to KSS.
The chairman of the KSS Board Mr Mark Ernest and Acting Deputy principal Mr Esau Topirim thanked CFK during the graduation ceremony for its support during the tough COVID year with school fee assistance, supply, installation and ongoing maintenance of two water pumps, and the supply of school stationery and dignity kits for the female students. This support continues to make a significant impact on the lives of the students.
CFK donated prizes to the students that came 1st in Maths, Science and Social Science, with each winner receiving a scientific calculator and text books during the ceremony.
Ms Taita, received the CFK prize award for being 1st in Mathematics in Grade 10 during KSS Graduation.
Mr Brian, recipient of CFK prize awards for being 1st in Science and Social Science.
CFK Donated prizes.
Rebecca was one of the 20 KSS student recipients of the CFK school fee scholarship program. Rebecca has also made CFK and donors proud for being accepted into one of the National High Schools in PNG to complete her grades 11 and 12.
CFK is positively impacting the lives of people of Kiriwina. For example, CFK’s school fee assistance has given Rebecca’s parents and herself much financial relief and motivated her to strive hard to be in the first four to secure a place to study in one of PNG’s National High Schools. Rebecca will attend Aiyura National High School in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.
CFK contributed to the provision of seed yams and encouraged the gardeners through the Food Security Program, which has been designed to increase the self sufficiency of the island, especially during the difficulties that the pandemic has bought. The food gardens are being well cared for by each gardener, with yams, taro, bananas, tapioka and other crops growing very well. The gardens are nurtured with care and skill, and the yam sticks and weeds are well maintained and controlled. A good harvest is expected in June 2021.
Our founder passed away 6 years today. We miss her every day. Much loved. Her spirit guides all CFK decisions with the help of her still very much alive husband, the Reverend Doctor Ralph Lawton… We are all very thankful for her time with us. Her presence made the world a better place.
With the promise of vaccines and opening up of International flights on the horizon early 2021 we met up to start to plan for our next Village Birth Attendant Training trip to Kiriwina sometime in 2021, fingers crossed :). We have all missed our annual trip and are really looking forward to meeting up with our wonderful Kiriwinan Village Birth Attendants again. Merry Christmas from the VBA training team xx.
Purchase one for yourself and several for your friends and family and delight them all this Christmas. This gift lasts all year round. All funds go directly to the Kiriwinan Village Birth Attendant Program and are 100% tax deductible. They come fully collated in a CD mini size desk calendar case.
“I look forward to purchasing this calendar every year for myself and my family, a very attractive, practical gift that benefits many”