The papua new guinea project
Omo Community School is located on the beautiful South Pacific Island of New Ireland Province in Papua New Guinea. Omo is made up of an indigenous community of islanders that live both in the main village and in surrounding jungle settlements. The biggest problem facing this community was a lack of access to education. The rural schools are overcrowded, the city schools are far away and expensive and there was no real support for schools serving the underprivileged. When Omo native Petrus Martin moved his family home to Omo from the mainland he became determined to build a school in Omo that would serve his communities needs. Martin had experience working with other mission organizations and was connected to BTCV. Over the next several years Martin and the Omo Community would host teams of BTCV volunteers and together they built a total campus solution. The Omo Community School, serving Kindergarten - 6th grade.