Port Moresby is the capital and largest city of Papua New Guinea. Located on the shores of the Gulf of Papua, it is the country’s main port for trade and exports. With the trade industry only growing due to the country’s rich natural resources, the population has grown too, with over 360,000 people calling this city home. This has led to an increase in crime and unemployment.
Mercy Works has commenced a five-year project that financially supports young women and men from remote village communities to access teacher training from the Sacred Heart Teacher’s College in Bomana. They complete a 3 year training course through this college before returning as qualified teachers to their own villages to work at existing primary schools and help to establish new schools.