COVID 19 has greatly impacted the lives of the people. The supply of yams and other staple food crops has reduced which has affected the livelihood of the people through the shortage of food supply and starvation.
We have organised the Food Security Program to encourage and promote subsistence farming on Kiriwina. The garden crops maintain the livelihood of the people we need to maintain the culture so that people value the yams and feel proud of themselves.
We have made two gardens on Kiriwina as the host of the Food Security Program. The program will run for a year, to begin with, and they will celebrate the program after the yam harvest in July/Aug next year.
We have sent 27 cartons of yam seeds to Kiriwina for planting due to low supply of yam seeds on Kiriwina.
Thanks to the work of our in-country manager Toks and our sponsors and donors this vital assistance is taking place as I type.
Now they have a small amount of clean water they need more soap to attempt to stay COVID safe…and so we have more boxes of PPE, soap and Education supplies on their way thanks to our wonderful volunteers, donors and sponsors.
#COVIDsafe, #Kiriwina, #Education, #Educationsupplies, #Health, #Hygiene#HappyFathersDay
Header image: Photo of meeting with 9 out of 10 students including the Deputy Principal (Mr Esau Topirim) of Kiriwina Secondary School.
Great friend of the Lawton Family and Caring for Kiriwina, and husband our one of our head VBA’s has been suffering terribly from TB for a while now and is being transported to Alotau hospital for further treatment. We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery! xx
Photo of gorgeous baby Berolly Molukuwala and mother Taega. 1 month old baby. Delivered by Kavataria VBA’s.
Thank you to all our donors and sponsors x
|August 2020 |
e-NEWS School Fee Scholarship for Kiriwina
Kiriwina Secondary School Boarders in the girls boarding rooms.
Caring for Kiriwina has been helping the women and children on Kiriwina for many years. Even during the difficult conditions of Covid-19 pandemic, our in-country partners have continued to provide our support to the island. We continue to send birthing and dignity kits, and have recently sent safety posters, masks and sanitiser to the VBAs and the Losuia Health Centre to assist the health workers at this time. Beautiful hand knitted baby vests, and equipment for the Junior School have also made their way to the island recently as well as equipment and parts to repair the water pumps we maintain.
As our in-country training is not viable at this stage, we have developed a new initiative to provide scholarships for high school students on Kiriwina. While schooling is free for all students in PNG, there is a cost for boarding at school on Kiriwina. There is only one high school on the island, and many students live in remote villages or outlying islands and so cannot attend daily from home. Kiriwina Secondary School provides a boarding facility for these kids to live at the school during term, and the cost for boarding must be paid by their families.
Your donation of $125 can provide a year’s boarding for a student in need to attend high school and continue their studies. You will be supplied with a photo and profile of the student who receives the scholarship, and can communicate with them via CFK.
You can be assured that your full donation will be targeted to a particular student, who has been selected on the advice of both the Principal and Deputy Principals, to allow them to remain at school.
We appreciate the wonderful generosity of our supporters. As Australian Government funding has been put on hold during the pandemic, we rely solely on our donors to continue our work on Kiriwina.
$125 scholarship donation
Below our CFK School Fee recipients so far… Congratulations!
Regular Subscription Payment Donations
At last, the internet is up and we can meet our 10th CFK School Fee Scholarship recipient Shekinah, an underprivileged year 9 student at Kiriwina Secondary School. She is proudly supported by the Baxter Family.
Thank you to all the sponsors and donors that have made this Scholarship program possible. We have added $25 dollars to the fee as the exchange rate keeps changing.
There are still many desperate students that need our assistance, please donate :). Please donate https://caringforkiriwina.org.au/product/one-childs-school-fees-for-12-months/
The brilliant Shea Caplice and Betty dancing to Pharrell Williams “Happy” to start the training day 25th April 2017 at 7.16am :). We will all be very HAPPY to get back there asap. In the meantime KEEP SAFE KIRIWINA.
And to that end we are thrilled to announce our next x 5 CFK School Fee Scholarship recipients in desperate need of fee assistance. We do not have an image of the fifth student as the internet is not working on the Island again. It will come through as soon as it can.
Thank you again to all our Sponsors and Donors for making this assistance a reality.