Wantaim PNG is an Australian registered charity with OADGS status. All donations of $2 and above are issued a tax receipt. Tax receipts may be used by Australian donors to obtain a tax deduction (depends on personal circumstances).
5 day course practical instruction in making furniture without nails, screws or glue led by Richard Vaughan of richardvaughan.com.au saw 30 + students from 5 villages learn how to make tables and stools for homes and new products for sale at market. Students also received valuable training in tool maintenance. Emphasising local materials the course reignited interest in traditional designs. These students returned to their villages with donated tools to share the knowledge and reconnect elders and youth through a positive, shared experience.
Working with women’s groups to encourage the traditional use of seaweed as fertiliser. By promoting awareness of composting and the use of raised gardens, help improve diets and market earnings for those living on remote atolls.
Promoting horticulture and training women’s groups in floral arrangements as a way to generate income, beautify villages and save money.
Completion of a fully equipped training facility. Made from local materials and containing accommodation and internal kitchen, bathroom and classroom, the facility enables live-in training sessions and a space where women can come together. The facility also serves as a demonstration site for a Clivus Multrum community composting toilet.