The National, Wednesday 22nd August 2012
By GIBSON GEORGE TORASO
UPNG journalism student
A THIRD-year accounting student from the University of Papua New Guinea is among 15 participants who will undergo a four-day leadership training.
The training will be run by Spark International, an Australian-based non-government organisation that will conduct the PNG Change Makers Summit from Aug 25-29 at Matupore Island, Central.
Spark is Sydney-based with branches around the world and is involved in advocating social change in the developing world.
Abal Kapi said he was happy to attend the summit to learn new things about leadership and how it could be used to bring changes to society.
He said each of the 15 participants would be representing an organisation or institution.
“I am happy to represent the University of Papua New Guinea at the summit,” he said.
He said he had been accepted under the Maramuni United Front, an organisation he formed to organise his Maramuni people in Enga, to help improve their lives.
The 14 others who will be attending the summit are:
l Western Highlands – Elijah John;
l National Capital District – Benedict Oli, Kathleen Ratnasingam and Charles Irai;
l Durban – Darrel Patiken;
l Morobe – Lucy Steven, Grace Laman, Reuben Mete and Jobbie Ferea;
l East Sepik – Nancy Warkia and Jack Kulumbe;
l Manus: Carole Cholai;
l Bougainville – Richard Rowaro; and
l Southern Highlands – Busa Wenego.