mortality rates for mothers and babies are extremely high due to lack of health care and the prevalence of preventable diseases. so we provide mothers with pre-natal and post-natal care, and information on disease prevention, hygiene and nutrition. new mums also receive a gift pack of essentials for her and for baby, including a mosquito net to help combat malaria.
children in png have little or no access to pre-school programs to prepare them for later education. our registered early childhood development centre provides health care, immunisation, and nutrition, as well as social preparation for later entry to primary school.
only 70% of boys and 50% of girls in png will receive any (even partial) education largely due to school fee unaffordability. so we help bridge the gap by providing education, english literacy, daily meals, and health care for children from poorer families.
many structural obstacles exist within poor communities that hinder the healthy development of a child. so we provide water tanks, sanitation systems, and electricity, which are essential for a safer and healthier environment for children.
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sally** is four. coming through the children’s fund program sally learnt the value of speaking up and being a voice against violence. one day she had the confidence to ask her parents to stop fighting because “fighting is bad” and "we should try to get along". her father said his daughter’s ‘open talking’ had helped the family to change for the better. sally had learned to speak up in school against violence and is becoming an agent for change, not only in her family, but in her community too.
We partner with Global Development Group (ABN 57 102 400 993), an Australian AusAID approved Non-Government Organisation carrying out quality humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty and provide long term solutions. Project J739N Gateway Children's Fund Development Project, PNG.