By Jack Lapauve Jr – EMTV News, Port Moresby
The Anglican Church of PNG has launched a new project to empower communities. Initiator, Collin Andamale, says the project is to address poverty issues and will be piloted in Port Moresby.
Known as the ‘Kisim and Givim’ model, the project aims to provide seed capital to organized groups to empower community initiatives and support livelihoods. For this model, the project has received financial backing from the Sir Brian Bell Foundation, and India Association of PNG.
A representative from the Indian Association says the program must be sustainable to achieve its goals. This would be one of Anglicare’s biggest projects and will run parallel with other programs. It will operate as an Asset Based Community Development Approach – a process of Get & Give back to help Communities improve standard of living. Members of the Anglican Church and other stakeholders hosted a small gathering to signify the launch of the project.
Anglicare PNG has partnered with Government agencies and donor organizations to provide health and education services. The Department of Commerce and Trade, including National Planning have been working with Anglicare closely to support its programs.