Buy a bilum and help young PNG women fund their education
Would you like to help a group of young women from Wewak in
Pictured right to left are: Euginea Apikely, Norah Selhu, Mary Jane Zawa, Cynthia Kaimbang.
In 2003 in Wewak, PNG, the
The programme was set up to assist young women to complete Year 10 so they can continue on to matriculation and tertiary studies and maybe some will go to the Mercy novitiate.
Each young woman is asked to pay a contribution towards the living and study costs, but for many of them that is quite difficult, and so various ways of helping them to earn some money have been tried.
To date, the most successful method of getting financial assistance has been the making of bilums (pictured right). Editor’s note: a bilum is a string bag made by hand to carry a wide range of items, from shopping goods, work items to babies.
As we live in the
The work is labour intensive so delivery of the bilums will take several weeks.
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Small – $20 (approx. 25cm square)
Medium – $30 (approx. 30cm square)
Large – $40 (approx. 35cm square)
From: Sister Kaye Bolwell rsm (Mercy Education Programme Co-ordinator, Wewak, PNG)