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Paladin Supports Pikus Tree Volleyball Championship

Representatives of Paladin recently had the pleasure of attending the Grand Final of the Pikus Tree volleyball competition. This four-month tournament was the worthy successor to the Poroman Cup which was held by the Paladin-Peren Community Team in 2018.   In line with our build, operate and transfer model, responsibility for the 2019 tournament was handed over to the local Lorengau Volleyball Association, who did an excellent job running and coordinating the competition. Since its beginnings as a 20 team all-female competition, it was fantastic to see the 2019 tournament grow to include 21 female teams and a brand-new male league comprised of 20 teams. Hundreds of members of the community participated in the four-month tournament, with hundreds more supporting and cheering on [...]

August 12th, 2019|

Paladin Presents Education Research Findings to Australian Aid

Members of Paladin's community engagement team with the Rosun Primary Teaching Board   The Paladin Group has presented findings from research it conducted into children’s education on Manus Island to representatives of Australian Aid of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Paladin’s research focused on gaps in participation and access to education in remote communities on Manus. The research, which took place both in local primary and secondary schools, will inform Paladin’s ongoing education initiatives in the province. Paladin has been working with Kingfisher Security to provide new fully equipped classrooms in four schools on the island as part of its education program. Dr Shelby Higgs, Paladin’s PNG Services Contract Manager and international development specialist commented, “The research conducted [...]

July 29th, 2019|

Paladin Group’s High Standards Internationally Recognised

Project Director James Kiwi, QWHSE Manager Darran Clark, and Paladin Group Founder and Director Craig Thrupp receive internationally recognised quality assurance certification.   Paladin Group’s high safety and governance standards have met internationally recognised quality assurance standards after the group successfully undertook and passed a number of the world’s most widely adopted certification audits. The audit was conducted into the business’ management systems with a key focus on governance for quality, environmental management and occupational health and safety. Craig Thrupp, Paladin Group Founder and Director, said the certification was a great milestone for all of the businesses in the group. “We are proud to see that our own high standards also meet internationally recognised practices. Receiving this quality assurance certification is an excellent [...]

July 26th, 2019|

Paladin Unveiled as Local Rugby Team Sponsor

Paladin Group is proud to support local rugby team, the Lombrum Sharks, by sponsoring the team’s new rugby jerseys. The sponsorship is part of Paladin Group’s community engagement program and exemplifies Paladin’s approach to working with local organisations. Paladin has supported a number of local sports teams so they can continue to aspire to a high level of competition while enjoying the sense of fellowship that participation in sports provides. Paladin’s National Manager Community Engagement, Lincoln Hibbert officially handed over the new rugby jerseys to Commander of the Lombrum Naval base on behalf of the Lombrum Sharks at an event held on the island. The Lombrum Sharks will wear the new jerseys when they represent the province and compete in this year’s Commander’s [...]

July 25th, 2019|

Paladin Proud to Sponsor Film Initiative

Paladin has provided support to a series of film screenings on Manus Island led by Screens Without Borders, a not-for-profit organisation that brings professional cinema experiences to remote communities across the world. The sponsorship is part of Paladin’s support for and commitment to the communities in which it operates. As part of the program, Screens Without Borders screened films at five venues across Manus Province. This is the first time that the community in Manus has experienced professional cinema since the 1970s. Local staff are being trained to operate the equipment and film screenings will continue to be held regularly at locations across Manus. Paladin Group Director Ian Stewart commented, “We are delighted to have been able to support the local community on [...]

July 23rd, 2019|

Paladin Supports Four Schools in Manus with New Classrooms

Paladin Group is partnering with Kingfisher Security to deliver four new fully-equipped classrooms for schools in Manus as part of its commitment to supporting the communities in which it operates. The new classrooms will be given to Tingou Primary School, MBuani Elementary School, Nuwok School and Loamat School (Rambutyo Island) which are all located in remote areas of Manus. This initiative is being supported by Manus Provincial Governor Charlie Benjamin and is in keeping with his commitment to improve health and education services across the province. Representatives from the Governor’s office attended the official opening ceremony of the first of these four classrooms which took place yesterday. Kingfisher are constructing the prefabricated classrooms to ensure they are easy to transport and set up [...]

July 23rd, 2019|