Seeking to benefit the PNG community
THE late Peter Kerry O’Connor felt very strongly that he should try to use his personal success to benefit the Papua New Guinean community.
Feeling that education was a necessity, Peter made provision in his will:
“. . . to provide scholarships for the education of needy children resident in rural areas of Papua New Guinea and the settlement camps surrounding Port Moresby.”
The trustees of his estate established the Peter O’Connor Foundation and have begun work in Papua New Guinea. The estate has provided a solid and substantial base for the Foundation’s work.
However, The foundation cannot provide funds to individual students. It can only provide funds and resources like books, computers and furniture to schools and charitable institutions. Individual students are advised not to ask the foundation for help with fees and books and the like, because our policy and our trust arrangements require us to refuse.The trustees have appointed an advisory board (honorary) and have been fortunate enough to secure people with a wide knowledge of Papua New Guinea and extensive experience in administering charties.
Details of the foundation’s first four projects and profiles of the trustees and advisory board members are available on this website.