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Thanks for the kind donation. Our students have access to fresh water supply. God bless you.

ET Tops, Deputy Headmaster, Kiriwina High School

Installation completed 8.9.2019. Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors and donors our third full installation water pump is now up and working, a constant clean source of drinking water supplied to hundreds of school kids. The plumber will now move onto installing the 4th pump at Kuluwa Village (a village close to the airport). These are all shallow well pumps and we are now sourcing deeper well water pumps, like the one we repaired in Kavataria Village, to continue this great work! Thank you so much!!! @DFAT, #DFAT, @Friendshipgrant, #Friendshipgrant, @AustraliaAid, #AustraliaAid for allowing this great work to continue.

Our last CFK VBA planning meeting before we leave in one weeks time. That’s right… can you believe it…only 7 sleeps and then we are Kiriwina bound.

Thank you everyone for making this third training trip a reality, including our volunteers, donors and sponsors as well as our incredible support from DFAT and the Friendships Grant. @DFAT, @FriendshipGrants, @AustraliaAid, #DFAT, #FriendshipGrants, #AustraliaAid.

Present at our last meeting: from left Vanessa Palfreeman, Shea Caplice, Jacqui Andrews, Doug and Jodi Lawton and Andrew Sweeney (in the room).

Kiriwina High School girls water pump is now in use. Opened by our united church Chaplain Rev. Aaron Abraham in the presence of Board members and school admin staff… Thanks to CFK, Australia Aid @DFAT, #DFAT, #Friendshipgrants, @Friendshipgrants.

Photo of dignitaries present at the opening pictured below:

1. Mr Ridley Mwaisiga – HEO in charge Losuia Health Centre (in blue short sleeve shirt with basket)
2. Mr Sailoi – Head of Education Losuia District and KHS Board Chairman (in blue long sleeve front pumping water).
3. Mr Abraham Kobwata – Headmaster of KHS (in green collar T-shirt).
4. Mr Buloumata Asera – Chairman KHS P&C (in floral shirt and at the back of Mr Sailoi)
5. Teacher of KHS – standing at the back next to Mr Asera.
Chaplain Rev. Aaron Abraham pumping the water.
KHS girls using pump
KHS boys pump nearly done

Thank you all for your support!.

This photo is one of the new CFK water pumps installed at Kenobasi Village. The population of this village is approximately 130 people. The nearby village known as Wagaluma Village is about 80 people another village Okasikasi is’about 80 people has well to benefit from this water pump. This is the first of 5 pumps bought by CFK and to be installed by Mr Koega. The basement will be cemented during next week. The video of the woman pumping water is one of the VBA’s surrounded by local people. The people expressed their appreciation and gratitude to CFK’s sponsors and donors and the Australian Aid program for this life saving initiative.

In-country Manager Toks Bwaina

This video and photo are of the Kavataria water pump maintained by the Mr Koega, the plumber.

Although CFK managed to get this pump working recently, we then found it needed more extensive maintenance as the existing pipes had rusted, making the water undrinkable. This water pump was broken down and the people from the biggest village on the Island, Kavataria, were not able to fetch clean drinking water. CFK bought the necessary parts and Koega repaired the pump and it is now working perfectly and people are able to fetch water for drinking, cooking, washing and etc. Yay!!!!

CFK In-Country Manager Toks Bwaina
In the video is the photo of Mr Koega (The CFK plumber) talking whilst the person pumping the water is one of workman.

Thank you our volunteers, sponsors and donors and Australian Aid for making this lifesaving projects become a reality. @DFAT, @FriendshipGrant, #AustraliaAid, #FriendshipGrants

News from Kiriwina in real time in Facebook Posts, helping the young who are fluent in social media really assists our lines of communication. Such happy faces with their dignity kits. And look at those great water well diggers. It’s all happening thanks to our volunteers, sponsors and donors and our wonderful Australian Aid,Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, @FriendshipGrants, #DFAT#FriendshipGrants Just WONDERFUL!!!

Kiriwina High School

August 1 at 5:04 PM · 

CFK continues to render support to KHS female students with donations of menstrual kits. Male students with staff digging the water well for the school water pumps ti be installed by CFK…Thanks to TBwaina and CFK.

July 31 at 7:47 PM · 

Thanks to CFK and in-country manager Toks Bwaina (3rd on the left photo bottom left) for supporting KHS with reusable menstrual pads for female students (pictured top) and also donated two water pumps for the school in his last visit (Pictured below). Tomorrow he will again visit the school and donate another lot of menstrual kits for the female students. Thanks CFK and Mr. Toks Bwaina for continuous support. GOD BLESS YOUR HEARTS.

Our In-Country manager Toks met with the Losuia Health Centre’s Ray, NOIC, CFK-LHC Midwife Bokowau, CFK-LHC HO Jansen yesterday to receive more birthing kits and other supplies and discuss our expanding Caring for Kiriwina initiatives including our up-coming training workshops.

Exciting to see the internet is working on the Island at the moment. Instant communication, WOW. Traditionally this link will only last for a few days so we will try and make the most of it.

Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors and donors and the Australian Government for making this all possible @DFAT, @FriendshipGrants, #DFAT, #FriendshipGrants

Great work. Way forward. In the picture shown is Ray Monewau, NOIC, Retired HEO Mr Toposona and Retired NO Bokawau who has been the powerhouse for the VBA/VHV program. Thank you all ! From Lokula Lodge

Read all about: Water shortages causing the shutdown of Kiriwina’s main High School – x 5 water pumps to be installed – Kiriwina High School supplied with Dignity Kits – September Training trip preparations in full swing – June CFK VBA meeting, over 104 attendees.

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