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The pregnancy rate on Kiriwina in the first quarter of 2021 has doubled compared to the last quarter of 2020 as reported by sister Linnesse of Losuia Health Centre. The high rate of pregnancy is also confirmed by the Village Birth Attendants (VBA’s) from various circuits of Kiriwina. According to Linnese of Losuia Health Centre, the Losuia Health Centre had run out of family planning birth control measures, resulting in a high rate of pregnancies. The Losuia Health Centre is in desperate need of family planning control methods and measures. Also, the Losuia Health Centre is short of basic drugs and medical supplies and is in need of such supplies. 

Due to the high rate of pregnancy, the Losuia Health Centre and Kiriwina VBA’s are requesting more birthing kits, hand gloves, face masks, soap, touches, buckets, umbrellas, touches or lanterns, and batteries to assist them to attend to deliveries during day and night. 

Please help by donating CLICK HERE

#caringforkiriwina, #newsbabies, #papuanewguinea, #trobriandIslands, #covidpng, #mothersandbabies

Thank you to all our sponsors and donors for enabling us to continue this life-saving work. Images of the Kavataria Village pump being fixed, CFK plumber Mr. Koega and his boys attended to the water pump, and now the water pump is working and serving the community.

World Water day celebrates and raises awareness of global water issues. Clean drinking water is fundamental to all our lives and needs to be valued. During this time of COVID prevention, it should be even more valued. At CFK our very own plumber’s Mr. Koega and his boy’s job is to constantly maintain the 5 pumps that have been installed around the Island and advise and install the new pump/s that have already been purchased and are in the process of being freighted to Kiriwina.

#worldwaterday, #unwater, #valuewater, #cfkwaterproject

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

Rebecca and Winniefred, two of the four top students of Kiriwina Secondary School selected to do Grades 11 and 12 at Aiyura National High School in Eastern Highlands Province.

The families of both students were farewelled at Jackson’s terminal last week.

Both arrived in Nadzab, Lae and school vehicles were not available for pick up, so the school arranged accommodation for them at Lae to spend a night and the school truck picked them up in the morning and took them to the school.

Best wishes girls. We understand this will be a very different culture to get used to 🙂

#caringforkiriwina, #educationsupport, #education, #highschool

Rebecca at Jackson airport terminal

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.