Rumginae community along with family and friends witnessed the 34th Graduation of the Rumginae Community Health Worker (CHW) training School in North Fly District that took place on Wednesday 27th of March, 2013. A total of fifteen (15) graduates sat patiently throughout the speeches to receive their academic awards and certificates.
Two students out of the graduating class; Samuel Anup and Pepson Uriti were sponsored by the NFHSDP in their 2 years of study at the CHW training school and both graduated with high academic performance and this was evident when Pepson Uriti was awarded 3rd prize in both Clinical and Theory studies. Samuel who hails from Neogambang village in Kiunga Rural LLG and Pepson who hails from Dahamo village in the Nomard LLG were both very grateful of NFHSDP’s sponsorship. “I almost got deregistered for school fees but NFHSDP’s sponsorship helped me to continue” said Pepson.
While waiting to be registered as certified CHWs with the PNG Medical Board, both Pepson and Samuel are searching for job opportunities with Catholic Health Services as well as ECPNG Health Services.
Invited guests who also attended the graduation included representatives from Catholic Health Services, the North Fly District Administrator, Kiunga Hospital Administrator, ECPNG Health Secretary, Kiunga Secondary School Principal, Western Province Government representative and NFHSDP.
NFHSDP currently is sponsoring 5 CHW students and will continue to provide scholarships to North Fly students who apply to study at Rumginae CHW School.