Papua New Guinea Solidarity Journeys

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Papua New Guinea Solidarity Journeys: Bookings available for school, community and business groups during school holidays in 2019/20

Easter break
June / July
September / October
December / January

Purpose of the Journey

This Solidarity Journey will take you high into the remote and isolated Star Mountains of PNG where the giant Ok Tedi mine is situated.  Built and once owned by BHP the Ok Tedi copper mine dumps everything of the mountain that is not copper into the massive Fly River system with devastating consequences for the ecosystem and the villages that rely on the river for the continuance of lifestyles and economies.  Following a visit to the mine and briefings with key mine personnel you will travel to the river port of Kiunga to conduct an impact study of the mine on the river system and villages and to witness the work of the Church as it delivers a range of projects and programs.  A core element of the journey will be to travel deep into the jungle up a pristine stretch of the Fly river to experience life as it has been lived for thousands of years in a remote and isolated village.

Contact us  for more information about this and other immersion programs.

Draft Itinerary

Day 1 Sun Brisbane – Port Moresby
Day 2 Mon Port Moresby – Tabubil / Ok Tedi mine
Day 3 Tue Briefing with Ok Tedi mine personnel
Day 4 Wed Tabubil – Kiunga
Day 5 Thu Briefings with Bishop and key church personnel.  Visits to various church projects
Day 6 Fri Engage with youth of diocese
Day 7 Sat Impact study of mine on Ok Tedi, Alice and Fly river systems, village lifestyles
Day 8 Sun Travel up Fly river to remote and isolated village for immersion experience
Day 9 Mon Village immersion experience
Day 10 Tue Return to Kiunga
Day 11 Wed Kiunga – Port Moresby
Day 12 Thu Port Moresby – Brisbane