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The Diocese has strong links with Papua New Guinea starting from the 1970s and since then the Diocese has continued to make Papua New Guinea the focus of its Lent Appeal every other year.
Orobada is a settlement eight miles outside the capital of Papua New Guinea. Unrecognised and unsupported by the Government, it is a community made up of individuals from the Orokaiva people, and it is known as the Orobada settlement.
The Diocese of Port Moresby has helped establish a church and a school for the community and each year the school of 350 pupils continues to grow, fast outpacing the classrooms and facilities they have. Some existing classrooms are made from shipping containers and books and teaching resources are very few and far between.
Most of the teachers are volunteers or paid significantly lower than the average salary in government schools.
The parents know education is critical for the development of their children and they struggle to find money for the annual school fee of 150kina (£37.50) and a school uniform.
The money you raise in the 2016 Lent Appeal will:
To find out more about 2016 Lent Appeal, to donate or to find resources please visit the Lent Appeal section of our website.
Lent 2016 begins on Wednesday 10 February and ends 24 March.