Wantaim PNG

   2018 - Ongoing

The Rotary Club of Manly has a long standing relationship with one of PNG's most ambitions missions.  

Wantaim PNG

  2018 - Ongoing  |    PNG

How it started

Wantaim PNG is a charity targeting remote rural communities in Manus province in PNG, partnering with communities to help mobilise local engagement and help them thrive.

The Rotary club of Manly has been a supporter from the start.

An initial trial program was led by member Lynne Shori to provide the first composting toilets to Rambustso Is.

The project was so successful it is being expanded to cover many islands in the area before possible expansion to PNG mainland with possible support from the PNG government and DFAT.

Our continued support

In 2020, the Rotary Club of Manly helped with Wantaim PNG's Manus COVID-Soap Initiative.

Soap deliveries were made to every single household in Manus.

The soap supports more frequent hand washing as a preventative measure against the COVID virus by the largely subsistence population of 72,000+ people who largely regard soap as a luxury purchase.

The Australian Government's assistance with freight was combined with funding from Wantaim PNG and 9 Rotary Clubs (PNG, NSW and Qld) to make this possible.

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Great Experience

"Four years ago I felt the need to offer something to the community and people who needed support. I was so warmly welcomed by Manly Rotary Club members that I decided to join immediately. Since that time I have have been involved in numerous projects to help our community and travelled to Kenya as a volunteer at an Orphanage that had been founded by a lady school teacher Rotarian in Queensland. What a great experience it has been over the last four years! "


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Great Community

"The Rotary Manly Fun Run & Walk is a community event that I have enjoyed as a participant for a number of years. I wanted to give back and so I joined the Rotary Club to be part of the team making this great community event happen. (We have a fabulous vision for the future of this run!) I enjoy that as a Club we focus on raising funds for our local community but we also support excellent international projects as well.

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Still Amazed!

"Although I have been a Rotarian for over 30 years I am still amazed by the commitment of my fellow Manly Rotarians to helping those in our community in need"


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