Papua New Guinea

How and why Canadian kids raised funds to build schools, pay for uniforms and buy books. All this is helping Papua New Guinea's children get a proper education.



Program Seven: Papua New Guinea



  • Holy Childhood Prayer Card*
  • Teachers Guides for Primary (Grades 1-3), Junior (Grades 4-6) and Intermediate (Grades 7-9)*
  • Student newsletters*
  • Mission Banks*
  • Holy Childhood posters and liturgical calendars*

*Available by writing Holy Childhood Association


Study Guide


The goal of Program Seven is to introduce students to the ongoing situation of poverty for many people in Papua New Guinea and how the Church is involved, thanks in part to the support of young Canadians through the Holy Childhood Association.


1. Show Program Seven: Papua New Guinea.

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following:

  • Name five facts about Papua New Guinea and its people.
  • How do Canadians help through the Holy Childhood Society?
  • Why does the Church help people who are poor?
  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of the Church in Papua New Guinea.

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment

Via the Internet find more facts about:

  • Poverty in Papua New Guinea and what it is like to be poor there.
  • What happens when young people get a better education than their parents can afford.
  • Find out how Canadian Catholics support the work of the Church in Papua New Guinea.
  • Describe how students can help Holy Childhood Association and the Church’s work in Papua New Guinea.
  • Imagine a classroom project that would help the work of Papua New Guinea's Catholic Church.

In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.