Strengthening the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea to reach those in need
This project includes a range of activities of the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea that ABM plans to support in the coming year. As well as working through its national outreach arm, Anglicare PNG, the church also wants to strengthen its capacity to directly engage in community development work, especially in the communities in which it has parishes.
One of these projects is to improve the communications infrastructure of the church, especially internet connectivity, so that information about important social issues can be sent to parishes and wider communities.
Building up leadership and financial skills is another area in which support has been requested. Another project is the Mothers’ Union (MU) Positive Parenting Program which aims to offer parents skills in communication and conflict resolution, so that they can build effective relationships with their children and between themselves and other family members.
This project was delayed in 2020 due to COVID-19, but MU took the opportunity to train their members about COVID-19, as well as gender-based violence and other social issues that affect Papua New Guineans.
They also sewed more than 500 fabric face masks and distributed these to rural and remote members during the training sessions. It is hoped that the first training of trainers (the people who will be providing training to groups of women and men in the parishes) in Positive Parenting will be rolled out this year.
Your donation to this project will support one or more of the above activities and help to put the Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea on a good footing to engage in its social ministries.
» In 2021 the Institutional Strengthening Project needs $40,000 (tax-deductible)
HOW TO DONATE
Gifts to ABM will be applied to the support of project(s) selected. In the unlikely event of the project being oversubscribed or not proceeding to completion, donations will be applied to a similar project to the one(s) selected.