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
Single Donation  

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/


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.

I write on behalf of the 5 disadvantaged students and their parents to sincerely thank you and the fellow friends in Australia who heartedly sponsored our students in this category. Please pass our gratitude and appreciation to ALL who have took this humanly step forward to make a difference in the lives of these children now and the future.

Mr. E.TOPIRIM-Deputy Principal Administration/CFK Agent/Kiriwina Secondary School
CFK School Fee Scholarship recipients from left: Rebecca, Gerison, Mathew, Dorcas and ?

Please donate https://caringforkiriwina.org.au/…/one-childs-primary-and-…/


Three boxes of Birthing Kits, knitted baby vests, jumpers, pens and pencils, masks and sanitizers are all winging their way to Kiriwina’s Losuia Health Care Centre, VBA’s and schools. Our In-country manager is hoping that the travel route stays open to deliver all the items personally by the end of this month. Fingers crossed.

Thanks again to all our donors, sponsors and volunteers. Without your help this work would not be possible.


This School Fee Scholarship has been set up to help students in desperate need of fee assistance. The Kiriwina Secondary School students who have been awarded this grant have shown that they are taking their studies seriously. When a student does not continue to show commitment towards their studies the award will be handed over to a more deserving student. There are many, many worthy students who need this assistance.

The lucky five CFK Scholarship recipients photos are shown below. The donors have been supplied with their students photos and profiles created by Deputy Principal ET at Kiriwina Secondary School and can communicate with their student via CFK.

Comment about Edward on FB:
“One of my bubus son from Mwatawa, I am so happy. I was at home last December and he was the only humble boy to come by to spend educational talk. My bubus are illiterate and this is their son who made it to higher school. Happy tracking him.”


Thank you Kiriwina Secondary School staff for implementing the Scholarship, especially the Headmaster of Kiriwina Secondary School, Mr Abraham Kobwata and t Mr. E.TOPIRIM-Deputy Principal Administration/CFK Agent/Kiriwina Secondary School. Most of all thank you so much to all the donors that provided the $100 yearly school fee. It is a very small amount to change a child’s life.

#kiriwinahighschool, #caringforkiriwina

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There seems to be a theme here with the looks on the faces of these baby boys… the unprecedented times look?… what a year :O.

Photos of GORGEOUS new born babies delivered by Kavataria VBA’s – to put a smile open your dial :). Photos taken by Melcah Bwaina.

It’s not too late to get that last minute EOFY tax deductible donation in to help the women and children of Kiriwina. CLICK HERE to Donate.