Caring for Kiriwina wishes a Happy International Women’s Day to all those women who Choose to Challenge. RESPECT! #ChooseToChallenge. #InternationalWomensDay, #women, #respect, #CaringforKiriwina
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.
#Caringforkiriwina, #mothersandbabbies, #charity
Thank you all for your wonderful work with getting these items to the very grateful Kiriwinans.
|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
Thank you to our In-country manager Toks Bwaina and NauFM news reporter Tasminnie Isimeli for the wonderful Radio interview over the phone on Friday last week.
Gavin sent CFK a donation with memories attached…CFK is glad to help keep the connections alive.
Aren’t they all gorgeous! Wonderful Losuia Health Centre Midwife Bokowau (In white shirt 4th from right) recieving delivery of Birth Registration Booklets, soaps and Birthing Kits from our CFK VBA’s. We are currently purchasing 150 PPE masks to protect these hard working carers as well as sening 2,000 more soaps and 100 education Posters. We need to purchase more…
Thank you Melcah Bwaina for helping distribute these items around the Island and these great photos.
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who make all this possible 🙂 #Health&Hygiene, #COVID19, #Kiriwina, #Losuia, #PNG, #BirthingKits, #BirthingTraining#FriendshipGrants.
The baby’s girls name is Imbwedaga Tede. One week old. These photos of new born babies delivered by Kavataria VBA’s taken by taken Melcah Bwaina.