Thursday, February 04, 2010

Papua New Guinea Girl Guides receive Kiwi VIP

On a typically hot and sunny day in Port Moresby last October the Girl Guides at their Headquarters in Hanuabada received a less than typical visitor – Her Excellency Lady Susan Satyanand, the wife of New Zealand’s Governor-General Sir Anand Satyanand (pictured).

Lady Satyanand, who is also the Patron of Girl Guiding New Zealand, was accompanying her husband Hon Sir Anand Satyanand on his week-long visit to Papua New Guinea.

 She was warmly welcomed by Chief Commissioner Hon Keke Reva and National Director Mrs Emily David, along with rows of Guides, Brownies, Rangers and Leaders, who sung songs of greeting.              

Her Excellency was shown an innovative solar cooking project developed by the Girl Guides and allowed her time to inspect the training and conference hall.

 Following the formal part of the visit Lady Satyanand stopped to greet the Girl Guides, and shake hands with members.


The Guide movement was established in PNG in 1927 by members of the London Missionary Society (now United Church).

 Two years ago it had celebrated its 80th anniversary.

 Guiding is now active in 10 of PNG’s 20 provinces, with about 3,000 Guides on the roll. 




1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:24 PM

    my daughter is in nth turramurra guides and I was born in Lae New Guinea ,and we would like to know more about your guides, and what they do and there promise,Thank you very much.Sharon Cheese.