In line with the global observation of Safer Internet Day on February 7th , CPL Foundation is pleased to announce the successful completion of our Cyber Sawe PNG Training for young people in Buka, Bougainville.
As part of CPL Foundation’s key objective to enhance women and girls’ education and their empowerment in Papua New Guinea, the Cyber Sawe PNG initiative aims to expand PNG children’s knowledge (especially young girls) on computer technology and safety practices while on the internet with their mobile phones and computers.
The two-day workshop, which ran from the 18th– 19th of February, saw over 30 young people attend and learn various topics such as Cybergames, Physical Security, Digital Traces, Cyber Safety and Coding.
Workshop facilitators, Athan Kopar and Samuel Dakulala from CPL, said that they were pleased with the outcome of the workshop. “It was a new learning experience for most of the participants, but everyone was engaged in the training and used the opportunity to share what they learned with their friends and families”, said the facilitators.
The workshop was jointly supported by Regional Member for Bougainville, Hon. Peter Tsiamallili, Raibro Construction, Jack’s of PNG and Vodafone Papua New Guinea.
Hon. Peter Tsiamallili emphasized the importance of cyber security education in this day and age.
“I am, very pleased with this initiative and thank CPL and CPL Foundation for bringing this training to Buka. We hope more of these types of trainings can take place in the future.”, he further adds.
The Cyber Sawe Trainings was initially introduced in 2022 in Port Moresby, and is part of CPL Foundation’s core objectives to empower women and girls through access to education & literacy programs, improved health-care services and economic empowerment opportunities.