Ruth Puluwa was determined to educate herself. She was knocked back three times by different institutions but never gave up on her dream of furthering her education. With resilience and determination, she overcame the challenges and earned a Diploma in Primary Teaching with an
Elsie Meiki, a midwife serving at Sehulea Village, Duau LLG, Esa’ala District, Milne Bay Province, has dedicated her life to serving the mothers and children of her community. Her passion for her profession and her natural affinity with mothers and children drew her to midwifery.She applied for a Bachelor in Midwifery through the Australia Awards and studied for her degree at Pacific Adventist University. Today, she serves her community as a midwife.
In the remote and rugged Kassam in the Obura-Wonenara District in Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, nurse Lalu Pepna is making a real difference. Serving at the Evangelical Brotherhood Church (EBC) Kassam Rural Hospital, Lalu is part of a dedicated team of healthcare professionals working tirelessly to save lives in some of the country’s most challenging conditions.
Annie Ove is the only midwife working in the labour ward at Balimo Hospital alongside six community health workers and a male nurse. She says that they attend to five to six deliveries in a day, while two to three mothers deliver at home or on their way to the hospital.
“I find joy in myself if I do a procedure and it turns out successful and the mother and the baby are well,” she says.
In the remote Trobriand group of islands in Milne Bay Province, is a teacher who is having a significant impact on his community through his passion for agriculture. Nathan Kabisawali, a teacher at Kiriwina High School, is devoted to teaching his students about sustainable farming practices and food security.
Gethrude Waneng wanted to become a teacher to inspire young people and be a role model. She aims to show her students “that through commitment in education they can make a difference”. After completing a Bachelor of Education, (Secondary Teaching STEM) at St Peter...