Can’t wait to be there and see all you wonderful Kiriwinans again!!! Bags and bags of Birthing and Dignity kits to try and pack. Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers, donors and sponsors for making this third VBA Training trip a reality! @UNSWMedicine, #UNSWMedicine, @DFAT, #DFAT, @Friendshipgrants, #Friendshipgrants, @AustraliaAid, #AustraliaAid.
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.
Thank you to UNSW for organising a mass pack of Birthing and Dignity Kits with 100’s completed. The timing is perfect as we can now take them with us on our 19th September Training Trip. Thank you to Dr Sophia, Dr Holly, Kate and all the volunteer packers. You have helped save the lives of Kiriwinan mothers and babies. @UNSW Medicine, @UNSW, @CaringforKiriwina.
Thanks to all of our sponsors and donors and volunteer packers Diana and Kylie Adams and Lila Lawton another 100 kits are on their way. Australian Aid at work @DFAT, @FriendshipGrant, #DFAT, #FriendshipGrant.
CFK received many letters of thanks from the Kiriwina High School Girls, a sample is shown below. Thank you to our volunteers, sponsors and donors and @DFAT, @FriendshipGrants, #DFAT, #FriendshipGrants for enabling us to continue this empowering work.
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!!!
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.
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
Another two boxes of Birthing Kits (One box sent to the Lousia Health Centre (LHC), One box to the VBA’s administrative team). One Box of muslin wraps to be distributed between the LHC and VBA’s. One Box of Dignity Kits handed over to Kiriwina High School and One Box of x 1,000 condoms being handed over to Govt. circuit representative, elder Nelsen, who is in charge of a men’s group initiative promoting the use of these biodegradable condoms amongst the men on Kiriwina.
Our in-country manager will be flying over from POM to Kiriwina this weekend to meet with the recipients of this aid and make sure these items are distributed correctly. Thank you to all our volunteers, sponsors and donors. @DFAT, @FriendshipGrants, #DFAT, #FriendshipGrants. Great work Team!!!
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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We will be sending up to five water pumps over to Kiriwina in the next couple of weeks to be installed in the villages that are most in need. These pumps are perfect for these conditions, originally designed in 1848, Gould’s heavy duty hand operated pump with open spout has a proven track record for reliability in these extreme working conditions.
Thank you to DFAT and the Friendship Grant and all our other sponsors and donors for allowing the life saving work to continue. Thank you!!!! @DFAT, @FriendshipGrants, #DFAT, #FriendshipGrants