PrevPrev Article

NextNext Article

Larger Font Smaller Font Up Down Go comment Print Attachment
Views 260 Comment 1


By Sr. Fiorentina Choi, CSJ

Kimbe, PNG, 22 May 2019 -- Before the celebrations for 25 years missionary presence in PNG, the Caritas Sisters of Jesus were looking for a new presence outside of the capital Port Moresby. There was a long path: First the Caritas community took the decision to start a second school in PNG (2011), initial discernment after writing to a few bishops was for Kimbe – a young diocese in East New Britain island (2013), after many trips to Kimbe and searching with the local Church (20 different plots of land visited) their choice fell on the government 3.5 hectars land in the Kimbe town centre (2014) and after receiving the land title (2015) one courageous Sister began construction of the school facilities (2017).

When you enter the large campus, still looking like a construction site, you will spot the large hall – gymnasium also used for the weekly Masses, and many containers. The ‘L’ shape compound is located between the main road and the seashore. After two years there are already more than 200 students (50 of them are boarders) from grade 9-12 in the secondary technical school with 7 different departments.

The small and vibrant community of 3 Sisters with two veteran missionaries – Sr Florentina Choi and Sr Sarah Park (both Koreans) with the PNG national, Sr Benedict Ephraim from Milne Bay, Alotau diocese. A newly born school is staffed with 10 teachers, 15 staff and international volunteers and ongoing construction of the school facilities gives a special flavour to daily life. The sisters are working closely with their lay mission partners, including one retired Korean expert engineer who is supervising the whole school campus construction.

What are their dreams? Local vocations is the priority. Kimbe is located in the strong Catholice region of PNG and the regular vocation encounters and living together with 3 candidates (one year stay) before sending them to continue their vocation journey in Port Moresby and the Philippines To complete the whole school infrastructure, the courageous and hardworking missionaries have tried to apply to all possible national and international agencies with their project proposal.

Quality Catholic education and youth ministry is still a rare commodity in Papua New Guinea, especially in the distant province. We admire and pray for this most recent Salesian Family presence in PNG, the ‘country of the unexpected’, with a special intention for more local vocations for all Salesian Family groups.

The Caritas Sisters of Jesus are present in 15 countries with most recent new vocation from Uganda, Africa. Since 1986 they have been working in PNG, first in Araimiri (Gulf), thenthey opened the first PNG Secondary Technical Girls School in Port Moresby (1995). Now, 11 Caritas sisters are working in Kimbe and Port Moresby.















Maximum Attachments : 0Byte/ 15.00MB
Maximum File Size : 15.00MB (Allowed extentsions : *.*)
  • Caritas Recognised as a Permitted Registered School

    Caritas Technical Secondary School in West New Britain Province (WNBP) was presented its certificate of registration as a permitted school today by the Education Department’s Secretary – Dr Uke Kombra.
    The school was established in 2016 with support from the Provincial Government in terms of funding and attaining the land title.
    Dr Kombra says he is happy to have the school be recognised as a permitted school and has assured the school’s Directress – Sr Florentina Cho that they will receive the Tuition Fee Free (TFF) starting next year.
    With a tour on the school and the science laboratory the education secretary says the department will ensure the schools science lab becomes fully kitted.
    He says the school has progressed well and it is very encouraging where he wants other TVET schools in the country to follow the type of school module Caritas has in parting knowledge not just in academy but in practical skills as well.
    Dr Kombra also says there is a decline in the number of girls in upper secondary even though there is enough space in schools.
    In West New Britain Province (WNBP) 68 per cent of girls were in secondary where the secretary says it is pleasing to see the Caritas School having an impact on the girls lives and becoming also an agent of change for the province and the country.
    Although, a technical vocational policy was passed in 2013 in Milne Bay, Dr Kombra says the department was still struggling to look for a path to implement fully but all strategies are now seen at Caritas after the school entertained the education delegates with various technical practical skills they have been taught.39267493_847924302060594_3192708315083702272_n.jpg



  1. 5100(II)_Facilitator is the Holy Spirit

    EAO Salesian Cooperators Workshop (II) By Fr. Dominic Suphot, SDB EAO regional delegate for the Salesian Cooperators Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 26 May 2019 -- During the second and third day of the EAO Salesian Cooperators Formators Workshop ...
    Date2019.05.27 CategoryASC Reply0 Views232 file
    Read More
  2. 5100(I)_Youth Camp Cambodia

    Don Bosco School-Teuk Thla By Sr. Lohrii Ophriini, FMA Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 18 May 2019 -- Last May 17-18 the Salesian Sisters held a Youth Camp at Don Bosco School-Teuk Thla where more than 225 young participated. The goal of the camp was...
    Date2019.05.27 CategoryFMA Reply0 Views87 file
    Read More
  3. 5099(III)_First EAO Salesian Cooperators Formators Workshop opens in Cambodia

    By Fr. Eugene Xalxo, SDB Sihanoukville, Cambodia, 25 May 2019 -- Two years after the successful EAO 2017 Regional Congress in Tokyo the leadership of the Salesian Cooperators in our EAO region gathered together at the Don Bosco Hotel School...
    Date2019.05.26 CategoryASC Reply1 Views339 file
    Read More
  4. 5099(II)_Famous Manga Artist's Don Bosco Posters available for the Salesians

    By GIA SC Tokyo, Japan, 25 May 2019 -- We are happy to share that the Six Panels about Don Bosco (Life story, Education and Spirituality), that were produced in 2015 for the DB200 anniversary are available under certain condition to all EAO...
    Date2019.05.26 CategoryGIA Reply0 Views114 file
    Read More
  5. 5099(I)_First Group of ADMA members in Indonesia!

    By Bro Ephrem Santos, SDB Don Bosco Weepangali,Sumba Island, Indonesia, 24 May 2019 -- Today, a historical moment in the spread of devotion to Mary Help of Christians in Indonesia. On the feast day of Mary Help of Christians, 26 female cand...
    Date2019.05.26 CategoryINA Reply0 Views119 file
    Read More
  6. 5098(II)_Verso Cristo!

    First Religious Profession FIN By Cl. Jonas Paulo Lacson, SDB Canlubang, Laguna, The Philippines, 23 May 2019 -- After 14 years, the Diocesan Shrine of Mary Help of Christians was graced again by a solemn celebration of the Holy Mass for Fi...
    Date2019.05.24 CategoryFIN Reply0 Views140 file
    Read More
  7. 5098(I)_A vocation attracted by the joyful and dynamic life of the Caritas Sisters

    Interview with Sr Benedict Ephraim, Caritas Sister of Jesus (PNG) By Our Own Correspondent Kimbe, Papua New Guinea, 24 May 2019 -- Sr Benedict (29 years) was born into a family of six siblings in Alotau diocese, Rossel Island (Milne Bay). N...
    Date2019.05.24 CategoryPGS Reply1 Views124 file
    Read More
  8. 5097_Fr Jose Maria Blanco celebrates 60 years of ordination

    The most senior member of the Korea Salesian province By Fr Samuel Yu, SDB Seoul, Korea, 23 May 2019 -- The most senior member of the Korea Salesian province, most sought-after Salesian confessor Fr Jose Maria Blanco, Spain missionary, is c...
    Date2019.05.23 CategoryKOR Reply0 Views64 file
    Read More
  9. 5096(II)_Australia-Pacific Salesian Provincial Chapter 21

    By Fr Will Matthews, SDB Melbourne, Australia, 22 May 2019 -- On 20-24 May, Delegates of the Province of Mary Help of Christians [Australia, Samoa, Fiji and New Zealand] gather at Catholic Leadership Centre in East Melbourne to celebrate th...
    Date2019.05.22 CategoryAUL Reply0 Views148 file
    Read More
  10. 5096(I)_Caritas Sisters of Jesus in Kimbe (PNG)

    By Sr. Fiorentina Choi, CSJ Kimbe, PNG, 22 May 2019 -- Before the celebrations for 25 years missionary presence in PNG, the Caritas Sisters of Jesus were looking for a new presence outside of the capital Port Moresby. There was a long path:...
    Date2019.05.22 CategoryPGS Reply1 Views260 file
    Read More
Board Pagination Prev 1 ... 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 ... 295 Next
/ 295