How we know we made a difference
In 2016 alone, the Poro Sapot Project reached almost 20,000 people with one-on-one support. More than 6,000 people accessed services to protect them against HIV and other diseases, and almost 800,000 condoms were distributed.
In 2017, the Poro Sapot program closed, leaving behind a strong community who have the knowledge they need to continue this work. It remains one of our most successful programs because it has given individuals within these communities the power to create a shift in the broader perception of their right to the lifestyle they choose.
It has allowed them to feel like part of a team when before they felt alone. It has given them the knowledge and skills to help others when before they didn’t feel they could. It has enabled them to look forward to watching their family grow when before they feared they never would.
The project has given this sector of the community the strength to imagine a future Papua New Guinea where they are safe, protected and treated with the respect and care to which they are entitled.
Who made our program possible
This program was funded by the Australian Government. Through the government’s overseas aid program, Australians provided children and young people in Papua New Guinea and around the world with the chance to achieve a brighter future. Find out more about how Australian Aid is changing lives here.
Save the Children also partnered with the Papua New Guinea National Department of Health.
Banner image: Robert McKechnie/Save the Children