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!!!

Kiriwina High School

August 1 at 5:04 PM · 

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.

July 31 at 7:47 PM · 

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

Great work. Way forward. In the picture shown is Ray Monewau, NOIC, Retired HEO Mr Toposona and Retired NO Bokawau who has been the powerhouse for the VBA/VHV program. Thank you all ! From Lokula Lodge

We are busily setting up items for the September 2019 VBA Training trip and came across these footage gems from 2018. Can’t wait to see them all again! Thank you our volunteers, supporters and donors #DFAT, @DFAT and @FriendshipGrants for this opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the Kiriwinan people.

What a welcome!

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None of this would be possible without our supporters, such as @DFAT, @Friendship Grant, #DFAT, #FriendShipGrant. Thank you!

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

Here is a SHOUT OUT to all Canberrans, The 2018 Midwinter Yarralumbla Arts and Crafts Show started TODAY! Friday 28th June, and goes all weekend. Wonderful arts and crafts and homemade cakes for sale. The Arts and Crafts show has generously supported Caring for Kiriwina since our inception in 2012. THANK YOU to all involved for your commitment and support!!!

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/midwinterartsandcrafts/?tn=HHH-R

Thank you Australian Women’s Weekly and journalist Melissa Field and also Miranda Herron for this gift of a wonderful article. Nestled between articles about Prince William and Dame Edna Everage, we feel extremely honoured and really appreciate your support! Please buy a copy and support CFK and AWW. A special thank you to Jodi’s mum Diana and sister Kylie Adams for their hundreds of hours packing the birthing kits, they sadly their tireless work did not get mentioned the article. Caring for Kiriwina is an Australian aid initiative implemented by Caring for Kiriwina on behalf of the Australian Government. @DFAT, @FriendshipGrant, #DFAT, # FriendshipGrant

Thanks to our fabulous donors, sponsors and volunteer packers, Diana and Kylie Adams, we have managed to deliver another x 150 birthing kits, and a further x 100 will be delivered on the weekend. We are working on another x 500 to be delivered by the end of next month. Our latest report from our In-country manager reveals an increase in births… (excerpt below) which means we need to increase our supply.

According to the VBA’s, at this time of the year, they have experienced increase number of pregnancies in the villages. The small villages have approximately 5 pregnancies per village and the bigger villages is about 10. The number of birthing kits supplied for each village is less than the number of pregnancies.

reported CFK In-country Manager Toks Bwaina

Photo below: CFK kit distribution to VBA’s 12th June 2019.