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Caring for Kiriwina wishes a Happy International Women’s Day to all those women who Choose to Challenge. RESPECT! #ChooseToChallenge. #InternationalWomensDay, #women, #respect, #CaringforKiriwina

Photo of Rebecca and her parents and guardian (CFK sponsored student from Kilivila 1 Circuit) who passed her grade 10 exams and was selected to attend Aiyura National High School in Eastern Highlands Province (EHP) to do her grades 11 and 12 studies. CFK has encouraged her parents to give support to Rebecca and allow her to continue her studies out of Kiriwina.

Both parents were illiterate and for Rebecca to make it to Grade 11 is a really a great achievement for the family.

Toks Bwaina (CFK in-country manager)

The parents expressed their appreciation to the CFK donor for assisting to pay Rebecca’s school fees, (thank you Lyn W xxx). Our In-country manager met with Rebecca in Port Moresby and assisted her to travel to her new school in EHP.

#caringforkiriwina, #education, #charity.

Far-right and left is Rebecca’s father and mother. Rebecca in yellow and her guardian in a purple skirt and blue blouse.

PNG free school fees policy has changed between 2020-21. As you can see in this PNG facts news article CLICK HERE the PNG Marape/Steven government has introduced a fee for parents of 37% of the cost of schooling which equates to (for Kiriwina Secondary School) $150AUD for Day students and $220AUD for Boarding students.….

A BIG thank you to everyone who has Sponsored so far xxx.

We have managed to send funding for some of our 20 students for the first 6 months of the 2021 year, however, we need more support :). We have 14 boarding students: Dorcas, Talitha, Rebecca, Olive, Jane, Benny, Shekinah, Rebecca, Masory, Isaac, Sylvia, Edward, and Matthew. If one of these students is your student or if you would like to pay the second half of their 2021 school fees please donate at either of these links.

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.

John Dewey
Refer photos of meeting with 9 out of 10 students including the Deputy Principal (Mr Esau Topirim) of Kiriwina Secondary School.

Caring For Kiriwina Projects Progress well despite COVID November 2020 issue below:

November 2020

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Happy Kiriwinan Mothers with their VBA delivered babies in their donated knitted clothing.

Our Caring for Kiriwina in-country manager Toks recently reported back on the continued success of our 8 projects implemented across the Island despite COVID restrictions. Here is an update on several of the projects below. A special thanks to our sponsors, donors and volunteers for their continued support to enable us to make this all happen.

Toks with Fellows Circuit VBA’s and presented the birthing kits and soap to them. They distributed the birthing kits as follows: Luba 2 circuit, Kilivila 1 circuit, Fellows – circuit. 

In the next delivery, will extend to the other circuit VBA’s.

Pencils donated to Losuia Elementary School.

Pens were distributed to the Grade 10 students in time for their Final National Examination from 19-23 October 2020 and Grade 8 Final National Examination from 2-4 November 2020. What a great help!!!

The rest of the pens and pencils were distributed to the following schools: Kiriwina Secondary School, Oyabia Primary School, Wapipi Primary School, Kavataria Elementary School, Mulosaida/Oyabia Elementary School, Oyabia Primary school, Losuia Primary School, Launakalana Primary School.

Pencils donated to Losuia Primary School.

Pencils donated to Mulosaida and Oyabia Elementary schools.

Pencils donated to Kavataria Elementary School.

The happy faces of our Kiriwina Secondary School Fee recipients after receiving their official Awards.

Photo of 14 out of 20 Kiriwina Secondary School recipients of CFK scholarship School Fee program with the Deputy Headmaster, Mr Esau Topirim.

Toks met Will Koega for an update on the water pumps in the following locations: Kavataria village water pump, Kiriwina Secondary School female water pump, Kiriwina Secondary School male water pump, Kenobasi water pump, Kuluwa water pump.

Mr Koega confirmed that all five pumps are in good condition working perfectly well. The 18 water buckets brought from Port Moresby were the correct sizes, which is a relief for CFK and the communities as the pumps will now be maintained with new water buckets to keep them operating to serve the communities with clean drinking water.

The details of a new larger water pump (that has been advertised to work for 20 years) that CFK has purchased and will be installing as a trial were presented to our CFK plumber for him to familiarise himself with the new pumps parts and functions. 

Delivery of water buckets for the pumps. The water buckets were the right sizes for the pumps so it is a relief for CFK and the communities to have the water pumps in good condition and operating.

Kavataria water pump in action.

Kiriwina Secondary School Girls Pump in action. Boys pump to right.

Both girls and boys pumps are in good condition and providing clean drinking water, washing and laundry to the students.

Approximately 200 people gathered to listen to Toks discussing the food security program project and encourage the people to toil the ground and work on their gardens to sustain their everyday living. Due to COVID-19 effects, Toks encouraged people to work on their land to promote agriculture as a priority for their survival. An elder also encouraging the men, women and youths to concentrate on their gardens in order to expect a good harvest. 

Photos of our CFK Food security gardens which were managed well and kept to a standard to expect a good harvest in June 2021.

The food security program will be celebrated in June 2021.

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Please help the women & children of Kiriwina

Thanks to our wonderful donors we are able to introduce the next ten CFK School Fee Scholarships recipients for 2020. 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.

Our wonderful in-country manager is currently on Kiriwina presenting all the 2020 recipients their scholarship certificates.

Thankyou!

$125 scholarship donation