With the support of Digicel Foundation, Femili PNG expanded our community training program to community leaders, teachers, and police officers in Morobe Province from April this year.
The training sessions supplemented our broad program of training and outreach, which regularly engages with local communities. The Digicel Foundation program was specifically targeted at community leaders, focusing on providing skills for leaders to work with survivors of FSV and provide them with access to essential resources. Training sessions were delivered to community leaders at the National Agriculture Research Institute (NARI) Rice Field Settlement at 10 Mile in Lae and at the Wampar LLG – Huon District.
This training also included sessions on child protection and trauma-informed care to teachers and police officers at Lae Secondary School and the Morobe Provincial Police Headquarters. Support in the form of building materials was also provided towards the construction of new safe accommodation in Lae.
Through this program, Femili PNG conducted in-depth training to a total of 106 participants, despite the challenges of COVID-19. This training had an impact on an estimated 12,560 indirect beneficiaries.
Outreach into the community is a critical component of Femili PNG’s work as addressing family or gender-based violence require cultural change over time. Though our casework remains our primary function, the advocacy that Femili PNG does both directly with communities and contributing to research for policy change is critical.
Digicel Foundation partners with organisations to provide funding for key infrastructure projects and social programs with an aim towards sustainable development.
Without the generous support of organisations such as the Digicel Foundation, Femili PNG would not be able to achieve its training outcomes. We remain grateful for the support.