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Gudpela Sindaun engages entire communities to secure local ownership: men (in the building) and women (in the catering and support roles).
Young men reconnect to elders who pass on traditional skills (weaving, bamboo sourcing) and western skills (carpentry, plumbing) while a train the trainer approach delivers scalability by engaging many communities in this process.
When this happens, the widening sanitation gap in PNG can be closed. Fast. This in turn maximises the positive health impact.
Embedding pathways to employment for youth gives hope and removes the primary cause of the social and law and order issues: youth disengagement. It also provides the platform for scalability.
Gudpela Sindaun in tok pisin means“the good sit-down”: the good life. The concept is central to Wantaim PNG’s reason for being: to help rural PNG communities to thrive