Very new to tourists. The Islanders were beautiful. The Island itself was just stunning. For beach... read more
Hi, my husband and I visited Kitava Island on the P & O Cruise ship, Pacific Aria in November 2017. We made contact with a young, enthusiastic, local school teacher, Mr Alwyn Tau Morita from the Kitava Primary School, Milne... More
Hi, my husband and I visited Kitava Island on the P & O Cruise ship, Pacific Aria in November 2017. We made contact with a young, enthusiastic, local school teacher, Mr Alwyn Tau Morita from the Kitava Primary School, Milne Bay Province. Since coming home, we have sent a box of educational books and resources via Australia Post to the school (expensive!). As members of the Rotary Club of Lockyer Valley, we are investigating a project to support the island to get reliable, sustainable, clean water (bladder rainwater tanks and hand pumps) and further educational supplies for the preparatory and primary school children. A friend of Rotary from the Sunshine Coast has established an ongoing relationship with the Kitava people and has stayed with them to get needed projects up and running. He is currently getting together another container of goods to send to the island. If you are interested in supporting these wonderful people, I suggest you lobby your local federal politician as so much of the Australian foreign aid to PNG and islands like Kitava does not reach the intended recipients. I believe Australia gives over $1 billion annually to PNG but corruption and bureaucracy means the real people in need are not being helped. If you would like to join us in this intended project for Kitava, please respond to this message. Look at the Rotary Club of Gatton and Lockyer's Facebook page to see our authenticity. Carolyn B.