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Western Province can be self-sustaining

Western Province can be self-sustaining

How often do we eat orchids? More often than we think, because vanilla, the queen of all spices, is the bean of a tropical orchid – Vanilla planifolia. The rich aroma and iconic flavor are reason enough for vanilla to be the world’s most popular spice, since its...

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MEDIVAC for Women Saves Lives

MEDIVAC for Women Saves Lives

The Middle Fly Women’s Association Medivac Program and funding is a pioneer program, possibly the first in the country and unique for this group of women to reach out to the people during emergencies in their region. The program is bringing hope to people who are...

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OTDF Strengthening Partnership

OTDF Strengthening Partnership

​The Maritime Cadet Scholarship (MCS) Program managed by the Ok Tedi Development Foundation’s Education Team, has formally secured a partnership with a renowned shipping company. This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is with P&O Maritime Services (PNG) Limited, a...

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OTDF Kiunga Fun Run Hailed A Success

OTDF Kiunga Fun Run Hailed A Success

​The inaugural OTDF Kiunga Fun Run was hailed a success by the organisers, sponsors and participants alike. Running enthusiasts as well as first time runners from Kiunga and Tabubil joined in the fun run. Initiated by the Ok Tedi Development Foundation with the...

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OTDF Board Meets With Suki Community

OTDF Board Meets With Suki Community

​THE OTDF Board which held its 50th Board meeting on board MV Ms Rankin on the Fly River spent some time to meet with the Suki Fly Gogo community at Pukaduka 1 village on August 25, 2019 as part of the OTDF Communications Patrol.The board flew to Gigwa airstrip in the...

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Failure Not an Option – OTDF FODE Program

Failure Not an Option – OTDF FODE Program

IT is always heartbreaking to see a student struggle in school and does not get good grades to allow him to continue to college.   Western Province students are no exception, as they are faced with challenging situations, be it financial, peer pressure, family...

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OTDF Supports CMCA Women in SME

OTDF Supports CMCA Women in SME

THE CMCA women from Suki Fly Gogo, Middle Fly and North Fly had the honour of meeting Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) advocate, Ms Penny Burns from Australia. She is a long-time resident of PNG being here over 13 years, working with various companies including Asian...

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OTDF Provide Economic Sustenance Through Fishing Project

OTDF Provide Economic Sustenance Through Fishing Project

​THE long awaited Zibo Zonga Fishing project in the Middle Fly region of Western Province is taking shape. This was made possible through positive partnership and dialogue with the Papua New Guinea National Fisheries Authority (PNGNFA) and OTDF’s Business Development...

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OTDF Partners with Womens Association

OTDF Partners with Womens Association

THE opening of the Community Learning Center (CLC)  is a historical moment for Nima Ara and Tutuwe Ara Women’s Association as it signifies the completion of key infrastructure programs earmarked under their 5 Year Development Plan 2019-2023.  They have identified CLC...

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Providing Proper Tools to Lead Beyond 2019

Providing Proper Tools to Lead Beyond 2019

‘IF you fail to plan, you plan to fail.’ This was the message by Nupmo Women’s Association President, Mrs. Noni Dukumun, during the launch of the Women’s Five-Year Action Plan in May this year. This document, prepared by the nine Women’s Associations from the...

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