Divine Word University
DWU currently offers courses in a wide range of faculty areas, including Tourism and Hospitality. This final faculty offers great opportunities to students to be engaged after graduation in income generating activities, while also offering a chance to educate about environmental sustainability.
Eco-tourism is a growing area in PNG and consequently the university has placed a request with Palms Australia for a volunteer lecturer with experience in environmental and developmental issues.
John Griffiths has previously volunteered three times with Palms Australia in PNG, fulfilling a number of agriculture, project management and education related roles.
He has also worked in education in Darwin and the Kimberley in Australia and has served as a consultant on rural development, eco-tourism and sustainable land-use in Solomon Islands, Bougainville and Timor-Leste.
John’s vast experience has been further built upon with six years as Catholic Mission’s Diocesan Director for Lismore.
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Papua New Guinea
Area: 462,840 sq. km.
Median Age: 21.5
Literacy: 57.3 %
Languages: Tok Pisin (New Guinea Pidgin), English, Motu, c.820 indigenous languages
The terrain of Papua New Guinea varies from its rugged mountainous spine to its beautiful beaches to its volcanic islands to one of the world’s largest swamps and the large river systems of the Sepik and Fly rivers. These geographical differences have created a unique country with many diverse cultures. The ties within a family […]