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 kits to the VBAs, and have recently sent safety posters, masks and sanitiser to 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 our in-country training will need to be put on hold until the pandemic is under control, we have developed a new initiative to provide scholarships for high school students on Kiriwina.
Schooling is free for all students in PNG, however there is a cost for boarding at school. There is only one high school on the island, and many students live in remote villages or outlying islands, and cannot attend daily from home. Kiriwina High 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 the Principal, 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. Thankyou!