Community Building | Programme | Digicel Papua New Guinea Foundation

Community Building

Where Digicel as a business grows, so too must its communities. Digicel PNG Foundation works with communities to develop and build sustainable and meaningful projects and programs. The core of our work is encouraging positive community ownership to improve the lives of people in Papua New Guinea. Through our Life & Business Skills Program, we address gender-based violence in a holistic manner by putting participants through a two week gender sensitization and basic business skills course. Many of the graduates walk away from the course with a renewed sense of empowerment to make their community a better, safer place and a passion to grow their income generating activities to sustain their livelihoods. Over 15,000 people have graduated from this program with a basic business skills certificate. Our Isi Learning Teacher Training Program links the passion of 221 community based teachers with a sound knowledgeable base to effectively deliver early childhood learning and development. This program has had an overwhelming impact on the literacy and numeracy ability of pre-school aged children. Digicel PNG Foundation plans to continue the funding of community building programs aiming to support communities as they become more self-reliant in the future. No two communities are the same so we are constantly adapting, with a considered approach, respectful of working in different cultural contexts which are often deeply rooted in tradition. Our appreciation of this, attributes to our success.

 

Life & Business Skills Program
KPIs for this program FY16/17 Target As at March 2017 % Complete
Number of graduates to receive L&BS certificate 1,500 1,959 130%
KPIs for this program
Number of graduates to receive L&BS certificate
FY16/17 Target
1,500
As at March 2017
1,959
% Complete
130%
Number of participants with increased GBV awareness 1,500 1,959 130%
KPIs for this program
Number of participants with increased GBV awareness
FY16/17 Target
1,500
As at March 2017
1,959
% Complete
130%
Number of communities reached 20 21 105%
KPIs for this program
Number of communities reached
FY16/17 Target
20
As at March 2017
21
% Complete
105%
Community Building