Volunteer Scholarship – Community Health Care Worker
In November 2022, a medical expedition team set foot back on the ground in the Tufi District of Oro Province in PNG for the first time in over three years due to the Covid Pandemic. This is a place dear to us tht we first visited about seven years ago.
In 2017, we undertook some basic health volunteer and birth assistant training with a group of 40-50 locals nominated by their village elders. Many have stayed enthusiastic and engaged with the Health Clinic and staff, continuing to volunteer and help throughout the very difficult pandemic years when we were unable to visit.
The November 2022 medical expedition team would like to reward some of these locals for their dedication and hard work, by sponsoring them to study further and obtain their qualification as a “Community Health Worker”. They will then be better able to educate and treat the local village children who are currently suffering badly from skin conditions such as scabies (demonstrated in the photos).
This 2 year course costs about $5000 AUD / year; therefore $10,000 per person over two years. The No Roads Foundation is committed to supporting this group and vital cause for the betterment of our PNG friends and family in the Tufi District.