BFPNG Partner with PNG Lasallian Family

PORT MORESBY (Papua New Guinea) - The Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea is proud to announce a new partnership with the PNG Lasallian Family through Hoops for Health.

The partnership hopes to create a safe place to develop a more resilient and informed educators to deliver quality education in Papua New Guinea.

The Lasallian Family is a non-profit affiliate of the teachers of the De La Salle Brothers St. John Baptiste de La Salle.

National Coordinator PNG Lasallian Family, Grace Rakia is grateful and looks forward to working with the Basketball Federation of Papua New Guinea on the Hoops for Health Program.

“As a faith-based organization, we support and encourage a holistic approach that supports and encourages teachers to teach children," Ms Rakia said.  

"Rather than focusing solely on passing exams or making them smart, we focus on helping them grow into diverse, happy, and constructive members of society.”

The Hoops for Health's Women's Engagement Program aims to achieve the dual goals of combating gender-based violence and anti-social behaviour while promoting healthy active lifestyle.

BFPNG President, Emma Waiwai thanked the Lasallian family of Papua New Guinea for their consideration to partner for program implementation.
"This breaks the silence of negative social and cultural norms that exclude women and girls from participation," President Waiwai said.

“The program does not separate men and women; it unites them for a better community and her PNG.”

BFPNG Hoops for Health Program is made possible with the support of FIBA , the Australian Government's Sports for Development Program and Team Up.

For more information on the PNG Lasallian Family, CLICK HERE


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