Seeking Community Development Partnerships

24 Mar, 2021 | No Comments

Seeking Community Development Partnerships

Seeking Possible Partnership & Sponsors

Everytime you fly to beautiful Madang Province, you fly over Finisterre Range. In a beautiful sunshine morning or even in the afternoon, you lookout of your window and see an endless mountain range. As you approach Madang town, you lookout and see some beautiful coastline. Have you ever wonered if there are people like you and I who live in those endless mountain range? and if they do, how do they access basic services a human being needs to survive?

The place that you alwasy fly over everytime you want to land on Madang airport is called Rai Coast Electorate. Rai Coast electorate is made of 4 Local level governments, namely Nahu-Rawa LLG, Austrolabibay LLG, Saidor LLG & Na-yudo LLG. Saidor being the biggest LLG and Na-yudo being the smalls LLG in population size.

One of the many challanges we have in the LLG is geographical landscape. Most communities are located in the mountains where there is no feeder road link to the primary coastal highlway. There are almost 40 plus fast flowing rivers running down from finisterre ranges, lots of Bridge constructed in the ealry 80s and 90s have been washed away and the main costal hightway is almost none existance with remainig of tracks.

The only means of transportation is via sea as our airstrips have been closed down. Our poeple from Nayudo and inland communities in Saidor LLG, walks days to the cost to catch a boat to town to access basic services. The sea transportation is not safe for many small boat owners. Our people safety is determined by weather conditions and over the past years we have experienced many life lost on the sea.

Due to lack of road transaportation, may basic services have closed off since late 90s. Our peopl have been silently suffering from basic government services such as proper healty & sanitation, water supply, community aidpost and schools. Law & oder in the communities have escelated as our custodians of providing basic services are not empowered to do their duites with care and deligence.

The hard truth is the our Rai Coast people have suffered silently for too long and we need a collective intervention in assisting our people leaders by directly linking communities to development partners and donnor. The district administration been politicalized and as a result most basic services have been rundown.

A small group of people seeing and experiencing the hardships, we have established Bridge Inc. in 2020. Our primary reason to form this group was to create a platform where we can connect likeminded people from the district who wants to help in very small ways in the comunity to come together with ideas, experiences, resources and their network so we can identify impacted community project, raise funds towards the projects and deliver them direclty to our communities.

We have a very sold network at the communities and we are currently looking for donors and sponser in community development especially in the following development areas;

  • Community Water Supply Programs
  • Community Law & Order Programs
  • Community Health & Sanitation Programs
  • SME Exceleration Programs
  • Education & Awarness in Governance & Accountability
  • Youths and Sports Progams
  • Others community programs

If you have Community Programs that you want to deliver directly to communiteis without going throught the beauratic processes, you can connect with us to assist you deiver your programs in communities in Rai Coast District. We have a very strong network in the 4 LLG in the electorate and we can help you impliment your programs in our communities.

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