PNG volunteers unite with Aussies

PAPUA New Guinea’s National Volunteer Service (PNG NVS) and Australia’s Indigenous Community Volunteers (ICV) have formalised a partnership based on common values and reciprocal learning.
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Staff Reporter

ICV general manager Tom Layton said the NVS-ICV partnership was a two-way relationship based on a vision that placed communities at the heart of development.
 
The partnership was announced on July 12 at an event hosted by the Department for Community Development and Religion to celebrate National Volunteer Day in Papua New Guinea.
 
Community Development secretary Anna Solomon welcomed the partnership as an opportunity to strengthen connections between PNG and Australian volunteers.
 
Theophillar Thompson, an NVS community health volunteer gave a moving account of her work helping women to give birth safely in Gulf Province.
 
NVS volunteer, Joe Asiman, spoke of the rewards and risks of his peace building work in the settlements in Lae, Morobe Province.
 
Australian High Commission Counsellor Brendan Peace paid tribute to the dedication and selfless service of the NVS volunteers, highlighting their role in mentoring the next generation of PNG volunteers.
 
The NVS-ICV partnership is supported through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership for Decentralisation and Citizen Participation.
 

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