A steady migration of people from the Highland areas of PNG to the coast in search of work and better opportunities for their families has become a burden within the community and proving unsustainable for employment and educaion. Poor living standards and an abesence of a formal social support structure for individuals and families is taking its toll. Unemployment, poverty, disease, violence and crime is commonplace. Settlements in and around the main coasttal cities are growing rapidly and many are idle and turning to drugs, alcohol, crime, abuse, and domestic violence.
Papua New Guinea is facing serious issues in managing chronic poverty combined with the effects of the spread of HIV/AIDS. Thousands of children are disadvantaged and vulnerable. Children are becoming separated from their biological parents and extended families as a result of sickness, death, violence and poverty. Basic needs such as clean water, food, sanitation, education and shelter are not being met for many people. A generation of youth is emerging who are disconnected from the village but not connected to the city. There is a real need for leadership and support.
Life PNG Care is all about helping to make a positive impact in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and youth of Papua New Guinea.
Life PNG Care is passionate about seeing the future generations of Papua New Guinea strengthened in mind, body and spirit.
Our priority is the future of our children.
Our mission is to promote, support and inititate a grass roots social and program within the local community which aims to help build stronger, safer communities in which families and youth can flourish, are healthy and in control of their life choices and futures.