Archer community kickstarter grants
In order for PNG to meet its Vision 2050 National Strategic Plan, leaders are needed who are focused on long-term social change, especially for the majority of the population who are based in rural areas. We work with young leaders at crucial transition points in their lives and support them on their leadership journeys. These young leaders have a vital role to play in contributing to the social outcomes outlined in Vision 2050. One way we support this leadership growth is via our Community Kickstarter Grants.
Community Kickstarter Grants provide mentoring, project supervision (design, development, implementation, monitoring & acquittal), and grants that enable Archer Alumni to develop and implement their own community projects that foster social change within their communities.
UniMums is an innovative and essential start-up not-for-profit organisation founded and established by Archer Leader, Tess Gizoria. UniMums was established to provide psycho-social support to young mothers and pregnant women who are attending school or university in PNG. This support enables them to continue their studies, undertake extra tutoring activities, seek support from their peers, access physical resources such as baby supplies and run outreach programs on gender-based violence and young mother support. KTF continues to support Tess and UniMums by providing financial support, mentoring and resources.
Haisi Library & Literacy Centre
The Haisi Library and Literacy Centre was an initiative founded and facilitated by Archer Leader, Eleanor Maineke. Eleanor worked with a local community in Arawa in the Autonomous Region of Bougainville to undertake library infrastructure and maintenance, and source a regular supply of literary books. Eleanor now runs two literacy programs out of the library – one for children attending the local elementary and primary schools, and one for adults in the region. The library and literacy centre provides a much needed service to the region which was ravaged by a 10 year civil war resulting in an entire generation of Bougainvilleans being excluded from the formal education system. Eleanor is passionate about looking to the future and ensuring education is a main priority for all people of Bougainville.
BeHive is an online mental health resource providing assistance to young Papua New Guineans. BeHive is founded and being developed by Archer Leader, Sebangaz Siming, and is the first of its kind for PNG. The website is dedicated to providing information, support and pathways for young Papua New Guineans dealing with mental health challenges. The website will be launched in the first quarter of 2019 and will link with a growing number of psychosocial and mental health services in PNG.