Koala Bears are great attraction for tourists to Australia. One of the things I learnt about the beautiful creatures is that they only eat for 30 minutes and sleep for the rest of the day. Or if they are to do some of form of work, they would not go beyong 30 minutes. Their 30 minutes of work is equivalent to 8 hrs and they must rest or less they would distress.
At the Cleland Park, the rangers time the work of Koala Bears brought out for the tourist to see. They only had 30 minutes with their visitors and are return to their home. Here, pngboy2011 is posing for that memorable shot.
BALOB TEACHERS’ COLLEGE OWNED AND OPERATED BY THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA SINCE 1969 WILL SOON BECOME A FOUNDATION SCHOOL OF EDUCATION OF THE LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY OF PAPUA NEW GUINEA. IN ITS ENDEAVOUR TO UPGRADE POTENTIAL ACADEMICS OF THE UNIVERSITY, THE LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY SPONSORED CURRENT LECTURERS OF THE COLLEGE TO UNDERGO AN INTENSIVE MASTER OF EDUCATION DEGREE STUDIES WITH CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY IN AUSTRALIA. BELOW IS A PHOTO SHOT OF THE PROUD GRADUATING STUDENTS IN THEIR ACADEMIC ATTAIRE.
Pic from LUPNG website(used with permission)
Here is news article from Post Courier as appeared in htt://www. lupng.org.com
On Monday May 16th a small but significant ceremony in the history of Papua New Guinea was held to recognize 17 lecturers at the Balob Teachers College who graduated with a Masters in Education and with flying colours. Two of these Lecturers Mr. John Hulum and Mr. Peter Seth graduated with High Distinctions. Additionally, two lecturers were awarded a Graduate Certificate in Education.
The Masters degree Program was provided by Charles Sturt University and the Lecturers, were fully sponsored by the Lutheran University of Papua New Guinea at a total cost of nearly 1.2 Million Kina. It was a demanding program that was delivered by visiting professors and completed with online work.
This graduation marked a new era for the Lutheran University in its capacity building program designed to secure professional academic staff for its initial Theology and Education Faculties. Each lecturer in the Masters Program signed a contractual agreement to work for LUPNG for three years before considering other options once courses begin to be offered at the Lutheran University.
“Congratulations to LUPNG on your commitment to upgrade the qualifications of your (future) staff and we acknowledge that investment which is the cornerstone on which you (LUPNG) will build your new University,” Professor Toni Downes said. Professor Toni Downes, who is the Dean of the Faculty of Education at the Charles Sturt University, was on-hand to officiate the ceremony and said Charles Sturt University had a proud history of partnership in Papua New Guinea.
“Over the last 10 years, we have worked with the Education Ministry and graduated a large cohort of Masters Students from across the institutions. We are delighted with the outcome of this most recent partnership and we look forward to furthering our partnership in the future,” she said.
LUPNG’s Acting Project Director, Dr. Brent Kilback said LUPNG and Charles Sturt University have put people first by building the capacity of the Nations Academics. “It is not by accident that you are here today. This is the largest group of graduates who are graduating with an advanced degree from one institution at the same time and it is a notable achievement,” he said.
Dr. Lee Shluckebier, Project Director, sent his Greetings from Seward Nebraska and sent a message where he states: “Seventy five percent of the students who entered the Master’s Degree program completed that program either with a master’s degree or a certificate of education. Based on my experience as a former Dean of Graduate Education, this was a major accomplishment for 75 % of the students to receive a graduate degree. …What a gift has been given to the church and Papua New Guinea.”
He also passed the following message to the graduates:
“This accomplishment places you in the forefront of education in Papua New Guinea.
Isaiah wrote the following words in chapter 54:2:
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.
These are words of encouragement to each of us. Take your newly earned master’s degree to enlarge your teaching ability; take your newly earned master’s degree educating your students with your research and teaching techniques.
This master’s degree prepares you to lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes by continuing your personal study. As professionals and educators we are always expanding our knowledge base. Congratulations on the accomplishment of a job well done!”
Based on May 17, 2001 Post Courier Report by Frank Rai/obtained from Lutheran University of Papua New Guinea official Website.
This is Jonathan Kua the III 14 hrs hours old. Taken at his grandfather, Rev. Dr. Kiki Gwayaweng’s house at Martin Luther Seminary.Dr.Kiki is senior Lecturer at Pacific Theological College, Suva, Republic of Fiji Isles.
He is Simbu, Western, Morobe, what a breed. More of his pics will show up in the site in the coming months. Watch out for it.
Cholera was never heard of in Papua New Guinea till 2009. It first cited in a remote part of Morobe Province and spread out to many parts of PNG. Morobe and the Highlands Provinces reacted well to the outbreak of the sickness and contained it. However, cholera spreads to other parts of PNG and kills more than the lives it cliamed in Morobe. In the Western Province where they boast of having the giant gold and copper mine, the OK Tedi mine, wrost hit. As of yesterday, the death toll as reported by a radio network stands at 300. In the East Sepik where the Prime Minister comes from, more than 10 deaths are reported. Today’s, PNG National news paper reported 1 death in the capital city of PNG.
When will the authorities work hard to contain it? When will people see the much publishized economic boom take real effect in the lives of the ordinary people? It is laughable to many citizens when they do not see or feel or benefit from the so called economic growth, a lip service made by the politicans with their cohorts, the beaurocrats.
We know there is such a thing called homesick. Even lapun ol iken kisim. I am here in North Adelaide, Wellington Square thinking of my foursome beautiful children, Jojo, Matilda, Johns, and Wakai and my lovely daughter inlaw, Georgina and my cute grandson Jonathan Kua III, this song from hausboy kept me at bay. Please listen to it. It will soothe your nerves as it did to me.
Charles Sturt University- Sydney NSW Australia
Also Studying Hebrew Language at Australian Lutheran College
North Adelaide, SA
This is my real favourite.
Well, I am Simbu man, home is sweat home. Nothng is like home, even the bright lights of Adelaide or Sydney does not make me sway my allegiance to Simbu, the Best. I had to copy this from Makannem’s website, another Simbu in Rome. Probably a Catholic Priest. His expression of our land, our makan is better than I think I would like to describe.
Every night, I would watch this to see how beautiful the so called the rugged mountain of Simbu is, a precious gift from God, the creator. Where else can you find one like this? None, Everywhere is different and unique in themselves. Simbu is unique in its own right.
Here is clip from Makannem. Enjoy it.
PNG cousin brother Listen to this music.
If you are a Papua New Guinean roaming this world and have stories to tell or want to share your knowledge with the world and at the same time want to earn some money, you can by writing on this website. Here is the link. Click here http://expertscolumn.com/referral/65788357. This link will lead to the site that is considered as one of best in the online writing. Show the world that you can do it. PNGboy2011 encourages you to do that>>>>>>>>>>>Wail o.
PNG is always described as unique and it becomes too cheap a term or tag or even a catch prhase. It would be more appropriate to decribe Papua New Guinea as a RAINbow Country. The 800 plus cultures and traditions around PNG expressly display raibow colour
Here is sample of that RaInBoW
Wakai, in her bilum for her grade 8 graduation, 2010. Bowali Primary School, Lae Morobe Province.
Kumul Expereince will bring stories and news that happened here in the land of ‘Expect the Unexpected. Those wantoks living abroad want to know something about your island, PNG is generally fine now. The dawn of the new year awakens PNG with the eruption of Manam Island volcanoe. It is spitting out thick dark smoke when Sir Peter Bater sent a report out to the nation. If you want to read more of that log into www.thenational.com.pg. The other parts of PNG reported to be calm and quiet. People seem to enjoy the feastive season with families and friends. Sports seem to be the order of the day. Pngboy2011, the author of this site, lives in Lae. A dieheart Simbu, claims to be Morobean as he spends more of his entire life in the what now is known as ‘pothole city, dusty city, criminal city, and so forth. New year did not change the hearts and minds of the people. There was a reported tribal fight in the city at 4 mile between the Gorokas and Hagens. These are people from the highlands, bringing their traditional war fare style and ethnic survival skills with them to the city. They turn the once a garden city into a betel nut stained city, tribal fighting city etc. When will we grow up and be known as civilized people is yet to be seen.
Do not think we do it at the grassroots, the pollies do so well up there in their heavens in Port Moresby city. The politics in PNG is so bad that the people are reduced to nothing, but some destiute beggers on the streets of their own land. The prime minister’s province is riddled with cholera, killing more people while he enjoys fishing in the serenity of wewak sea.
Just wait to hear what will happen in the next few days as the looming Governor General election is drawing nigh and may be the long awaited ‘ vote of no confidence’ on the Prime Minister.
See this blog as a personal dairy.