Wewak is located on the main northern coast of PNG in Sepik province. An area of high humidity and rain fall, malaria is a common problem. Education, employment and social issues are also significant. 2012 has seen new Mercy Works projects start here.

Yarapos Mercy School

Dormitories upgrade

Founded by Mercy Sisters in 1963, this school provides education up to Year 12. We’ve supported a number of projects here over the years. It has 600 boarders and 100 days students. Students come from all over PNG. Many have to spend the entire year at school because home is just too remote and difficult to get to. Two of the school’s current dormitories were originally built when it first opened in 1963. They are now in urgent need of repair and we have committed to help fund these renovations.

Installing wireless internet

We are also helping fund an ambitious project to provide wireless internet access across the school. The school is in a remote location and will require the installation of a satellite dish. Enabling greater access to the world via the internet will play a big role in helping educate the students for the modern world.

Giving Access to Education (GATE)

This program provides funding for girls of real ability to access education beyond Year 10 and into tertiary education. To qualify for support the girls must come from families in genuine and great need.



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