WELL, I HAVE TO ADMIT it beats me.
Deakin University keeps inviting Papua New Guineans to its annual PNG talk fest (sponsored by AusAID) without providing travel support for those folk who can’t afford to make the trip to Melbourne.
The next event (on 4-5 April; program not yet ready) is entitled Leadership for the Next Generation and again Martyn Namorong (just commended by Telikom PNG as playing “a significant role in shaping the national discourse”) has been invited to speak.
The $250 registration fee has been waived but travel and accommodation costs are prohibitive. Unless Martyn gets support, he won’t be able to make the conference.
He has managed to save half the $1,500 required for the trip, but is in urgent need of the $750 balance. So once more I appeal to readers for assistance.
You can remit whatever donation you can afford (no, PNG Attitude is not tax exempt) to Keith Jackson, NAB 082-302, Account 50650-1355. And please send me an email here to let me know. I'll make sure the funds get to Martyn.