Health Student Sponsorship

This project identifies the best of the VHV's and supports their progression and training over a period of two years to get them to the Year 12 stage of education.

This training is currently self-funded and once participants have completed the training, they have the opportunity to apply for a No Roads Expeditions Foundation (NREF) scholarship to enroll in the quite expensive tertiary training to become a CHW.

NREF is committed to the ongoing sponsorship of one male and one female each year with the stipulation that on successful completion of their tertiary course, they return to their local community and work in the Tufi Health Centre for a period equivalent to that of their sponsorship (normally 2 years).


Start Date
11 Jan 19
Estimated Completion
31 Dec 25
Estimated Cost

Project Updates

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25 Aug 21

Baby Born At Sea

Samantha's Practicum - Baby Born On High Seas!

Samantha (scholarship recipient) continues her nursing studies and recently completed her first-semester practicum. The highlight of Samantha’s practicum has been the midwifery component and she has delivered three babies during this time. One of these babies was delivered in a small boat, as she was sent to a local village to collect a woman who had gone into labour with another student, and before they could get back to the health centre the baby was born – safe and well on the high seas!

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12 Aug 21

Fundraiser For Sam A Huge Sucess

NT Team Organise Trivia Night. Amazing people doing amazing work for PNG.

A trivia night to raise funds for Samantha (scholarship student in PNG) was held last Saturday. A great night of fun and games was had by all and just over $2,000 was raised thanks to the generosity of our Territory NREF Team!

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01 Aug 21

A Successful First Semester

Sam's Inspiring Update.

We are committed to supporting and developing village health workers in PNG. For the next three years, we are supporting Sam to complete her nursing studies in Port Moresby. Sam is in the top five in her class and is currently undertaking a three-month practicum at a health centre. Thank you to the amazing group of Northern Territory fundraisers who are fundraising to support Sam's dream of becoming a nurse. 

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