Rabaul (Tavurvur) volcano news & eruption update
Papua New Guinea: Adopt a school child
do, 5 jan 2012, 10:0010:00 AM | DOOR: UL
For 70 Euro, a child can attend school for a year. Geamolio loves her new solar light.
The environment benefits, and also the health of the people: They need less fire inside the huts, therefore, there is less smoke, the cause of chronic bronchitis.
Education is a key problem in the remote parts of Papua New Guinea, as well as in Rabaul, a city destroyed from a volcanic eruption.
Most children on Matupit Island near Rabaul dont have the money to attend school.
in 2011, two expeditions from VolcanoDiscovery could see for themselves and an idea was born: We will give scholarships to school children.
Photographer and Guide Ulla Lohmann: "We do not only want to travel there to profit from the people, we want to make a difference for them".
The program has started with 5 adopted school children, but thanks to PPAF e.V., the "Pacific People Aid Fund", will be able to support 20 more children for the next year.
The association PPAF e.V. was founded by Guy Franquinet, who participated in the VolcanoDiscovery Journey VANUATU 2010, led by Lohmann. He was touched to see the people living in such poor conditions, but being so happy and decided to help. So far, PPAF e.V. has brought many solar torches to the South Pacific and has donated medication to a local hospital.
For every participant of the VolcanoDiscovery Journeys "Vanuatu" (with Ulla Lohmann) and "Papua New Guinea", a donation will be made to PPAF e.V. to help more children to attend school.
For more information, please contact PPAF ambassador Basti Hofmann: [email protected]
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Thu, 4 Aug 2011, 18:41
Tavur is erupting again! As Ulla reports from a message from the Rabaul Volcano Observatory: "Since August 3rd 8:30 local time Tavurvur (Rabaul/PNG) is active again, ejecting ash clouds up to 700m high. The clouds are so dense that they need 2 hours to clear out." ... Lees alle
Thu, 13 Aug 2009, 07:52
During 5-11 August ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur cone rose to altitudes of 2.1-3 km. ... Lees alle
Thu, 15 Jan 2009, 22:21
3-14 January ash plumes from Rabaul rose to altitudes of 1,7 km. Explosions and incandescence were visible. There were no flights by Air Niugini because of ash fall until 13 January. On January 11 two vents opened at the SW flank. ... Lees alle
Fri, 21 Nov 2008, 22:31
It was reported that during 12 and 16-18 November ash plumes from Rabaul caldera's Tavurvur Lees alle
Fri, 31 Oct 2008, 14:39
Ash plumes were reported during 21-26 October on Rabaul´s caldera. ... Lees alle