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SELF RELIANCE

Diocesan Target - Level 5.4 - Steps Towards (Diocesan) Self Reliance

By December 2020, the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga, in order to ensure its future and find locally material and financial support for its works of evangelization and human development, has taken significant steps to localize the Church. We the member of the committee have lived and promoted being disciples of Jesus and lived the life of Jesus by being his friends, trusting God the Father, caring for others and creation, and committing fully to the work of evangelization. This has been achieved through gradual and on-going awareness at all levels and through programming well the activities towards self reliance.

Rationale (Reasons)


SITUATION

Despite past efforts at self-reliance financially the diocese still depends too much on donations from overseas. We are still struggling in informing well the people about the cost for the running of the diocese. The Diocesan Finance Committee and most Parish Finance Committees are not functioning well. The Diocesan Self-Reliance Committee has not been formed as planned. As we are establishing the Church in new areas in the Province our costs are increasing without the necessary funding being available.


IDEAL

The Diocese is self-reliant and financially strong as we are aware of the funds needed for the Church to continue its work of evangelization and human development. The people are more generous in the Sunday collections. The Diocesan Self-Reliance Committee is functioning well, conducting awareness and raising funds throughout the diocese. The business aspect (side, venture) of the diocese is functioning and well organized. The Diocesan Finance Committee and the Parish Finance Committees are performing in a good way through cooperation and communication.


CONVERSION
  • From depending financially from overseas donations to be financially self-reliant.
  • From the non-functioning finance committees to well-functioning committees.
Specific criteria of action:
  • Always think about involving all the people.
  • Build up the sense of ownership.
  • Solid information and good communication are essential to success.
  • Take the steps that are possible.
Process of action:
2017

Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and plan steps to support all the "FRIENDS OF JESUS" in the diocese.

  • A Diocesan Self-reliance Committee is formed by February.
  • The Diocesan Self-reliance Committee holds three meetings during the year.
  • An awareness campaign is organised to inform the people about the funds required to run the Diocese.
  • The Diocese Business Venture side is organised.
  • By March each Parish presents to the Diocesan Self-reliance Committee its plans to raise fundingIn November a day of recollection and recreation is organised for the staff.
  • The first income from Eaglewood trees is organised.
2018

Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and "TRUST" that our efforts towards self-reliance will bear fruits.

  • The Diocesan Self-reliance Committee holds three meetings during the year.
  • A report on the progress made towards self-reliance at diocesan and parish levels is prepared.
  • The Diocesan Self-reliance Committee studies the report and takes steps to move forward.
  • Information on our progress is sent to all the people.
  • We proceed with the inoculation of more Eaglewood trees.
2019

Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and see self-reliance as a means to "CARE" for all our people.

  • The Diocesan Self-reliance Committee holds three meetings during the year.
  • A decision is made regarding the local contribution for each project at parish level.
  • We have the first inoculation of Eaglewood trees at Reyenai Plantation.
  • The venue for a solid market for Eaglewood resin is secured.
  • A report is prepared on the progress towards self-reliance at Diocesan and Parish levels.
  • Communication with all the people on the results of our efforts takes place.
2020

Objective: We follow the way of Jesus and "COMMIT" ourselves to financial self-reliance.

  • The Diocesan Self-reliance Committee holds three meetings during the year.
  • We have the second inoculation of Eaglewood trees at Reyenai Plantation.
  • The infrastructure is set up for the preparation and selling of the Eaglewood resin.
  • A report on the results of our efforts towards self-reliance is prepared for the Diocesan Assembly.
Diocesan Target - Level 5.5 - Reyenai Eaglewood Plantation

By December 2020, we, the supervisor and the workers at Reyenai Eaglewood Plantation have discovered the demands of faith and allowed the life and teachings of Jesus to touch our hearts and follow him as faithful disciples. This has strengthened us to provide service of quality for the Church of Daru-Kiunga Diocese. This has been achieved through the activities programmed with dialogue and in collaboration and building of good relationships.



Rationale (Reasons)



SITUATION

Reyenai Eaglewood plantation is challenging; there is a need to keep the grass low for the trees to grow well and be healthy. Outsiders are seeking pieces of land to make gardens. Workers of different denominations find it hard to adapt to the Catholic faith and its practices.

IDEAL

Reyenai Eaglewood Plantation contributes richly to the self-reliance of the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga. The supervisor and the workers are committed to develop their faith and apply it in their daily lives, and to give full and honest service to the Diocese. The staff and workers live and follow the way of Jesus by becoming his friends, trusting God the Father, caring for others and creation and fully committing themselves to their work.


CONVERSION
  • From any lack of dedicated work in the maintenance of the plantation, to ongoing work as necessary.
  • From leaving other denominations finding it hard to adapt to the Catholic faith and practices to seriously make efforts to help them adapt and understand and benefit from the faith and practices of the Catholic Church.
Specific criteria of action:
  • Appreciate the work done.
  • Create good relationships between workers, supervisor, landowners, outsiders and other stakeholders.
  • Understanding the work capacity of one another.
  • Promote prayer life.
  • Promote self-reliance.
Process of action:
2017

Objective: At Reyenai Plantation we make efforts to "BEFRIEND" Jesus and have "FRIENDLY RELATIONSHIPS" among ourselves.

  • Encourage each other to become good friends of Jesus.
  • Make sure the welfare of the workers is good, both able and disabled workers.
  • Continue cutting and clearing the grass and pruning branches.
  • Mend broken fence and keep fence area clean.
  • Build proper tool shed for keeping the tools.
  • Build good bush toilet to be used during the day.
  • Vehicle maintenance every 3 months.
  • Make nursery to grow seedlings to replace dead trees.
  • Mark dead tree spots and plant new seedlings.
  • Continue strengthening the prayer and spiritual life of workers.
  • Do annual evaluation and planning and programming for next year.
2018

Objective: Like Jesus we fully "TRUST" God the Father.

  • We put our trust in God and pray to Him.
  • Make sure the welfare of the workers is good, both able and disabled workers.
  • Continue cutting and clearing the grass and pruning branches.
  • Mend broken fence and keep fence area clean.
  • Vehicle maintenance every 3 months.
  • Make nursery to grow seedlings to replace dead trees.
  • Mark dead tree spots and plant new seedlings.
  • Complete access road.
  • Continue strengthening the prayer and spiritual life of workers.
  • Do annual evaluation and planning and programming for next year.
2019

Objective: We learn from Jesus how to "CARE" for one another and for nature.

  • We make efforts to be more caring towards one another and our environment.
  • Make sure the welfare of the workers is good, both able and disabled workers.
  • Continue cutting and clearing the grass.
  • Mend broken fence and keep fence area clean.
  • Vehicle maintenance every 3 months.
  • Continue strengthening prayer and spiritual life of workers.
  • Select and mark trees for inoculation and inoculate them.
  • Start negotiations for the marketing of the eaglewood resin.
  • Do annual evaluation and planning and programming for next year.
2020

Objective: by "COMMITTING" ourselves to follow Jesus we become true witnesses to our faith.

  • Each day we make efforts to remain committed to our work.
  • Make sure the welfare of the workers is good, both able and disabled workers.
  • Continue strengthening the prayer and spiritual life of the workers.
  • Vehicle maintenance every 3 months.
  • Continue inoculation.
  • Prepare inoculated trees for marketing.
  • Build a green house for nursery.
  • Plant new seedlings between the eaglewood trees.
  • Do annual evaluation and planning and programming for next year.
  • Prepare Diocesan Planning for the next phase.
Diocesan Target - Level 5.8 - Emmaus Farm

By December 2020, we the staff, students and friends of Emmaus Farm will have lived and discovered the demands of Faith through the Life and Teachings of Jesus as we live to follow his ways, relating to others and nature in a new way as his disciples. We have become witnesses to our Faith and disciples of Jesus through our planned and programmed activities.



Rationale (Reasons)



SITUATION

The Farm has developed in many areas, with ongoing development to become financially sustainable. Since its beginning in 2010, until now we have been too much dependent on donor agencies for both the staff salaries, student rations and the running of the farm. Yearly we accept 20 non-school leavers from many places in the Western Province. Only a few students come from the parishes. Since the Farm is a private institution, there is no recognized syllabus for skills and spiritual development for the trainees. The rice farming is on trial basis in a process towards improvement and better management of the plantation, seed collection and raising of seedlings at the nursery. Recruiting of staff for Emmaus Farm could be from people trained and experienced in the agricultural field for the development of the Farm and its products. Some girls have been enrolled for the first time.

IDEAL

The Farm promotes capacity building and becomes self-reliant, contributing financially to the Diocese. The Farm trains 20 non-school leavers which might be influenced by anti-social activities, giving second chance of education in the field of Agriculture so they may further their education to colleges or find employment. Improve rice cultivation, mill and sell at the Farm, manage eaglewood plantation, be a seed distributor to eaglewood farmers.


CONVERSION
  • From being dependant on Donor organizations to a well organized enterprise and self-reliant organization.
  • From no set up curriculum to a well set up teaching syllabus for the trainers to follow.
  • From lack of collaboration with the parishes to have good collaboration with the parishes.
Specific criteria of action:
  • Staff will plan, weekly and daily task.
  • Spiritual communion and oneness, together reflecting on the word of God.
  • Staff motivates and fosters trainees to follow their good examples.
  • Staff helps each other, works as a team to give a good image of the Farm.
  • Good team work and cooperation with the trainees.
  • Brief trainees once a month on the value of the year.
Process of action:
2017

Objective: We live our faith by following the way of Jesus, as we promote the value of "FRIENDSHIP".

  • Produce and sell various types of crops like eggplant, okra, bean etc…including poultry and fish.
  • Train 20 non-school leavers for certificate in Basic agriculture and faith formation & basis English. Encourage students on health and hygiene.
  • Trainers develop teaching curriculum on agriculture (Theory & Practical).
  • Improve and manage rice farming and be able to mill and sell.
  • Harvest eaglewood seeds and raise seedlings at the farm and sell to eaglewood farmers that will contribute financially to the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga.
  • Staff meeting every first week of the month and we reflect on the theme of FRIENDSHIP.
  • Annual Evaluation and Planning for 2018.
2018

Objective: We live our faith by relating to God in a new way and we become more "TRUSTFUL".

  • Produce and sell various types of crops like eggplant, okra, bean etc…including poultry, and fish.
  • Train 20 non-school leavers for certificate in Basic agriculture and faith formation & Basic English. Encourage students on health & hygiene.
  • Trainers develop teaching curriculum on agriculture (Theory & Practical).
  • Improve and manage rice farming and be able to mill and sell.
  • Harvest eaglewood seeds and raise seedlings at the farm and sell to eaglewood farmers that will contribute financially to the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga.
  • Staff meeting every first week of the month and we reflect on theme of Trust.
  • Annual Evaluation and Planning for 2019.
2019

Objective: We live our faith by relating to others and nature in a new way and become more "CARING".

  • Produce and sale various types of crops like eggplant, okra, bean etc…including poultry, and fish.
  • Train 20 non-school leavers for certificate in basic agriculture and faith formation & Basic English. Encourage students on health & hygiene.
  • Trainers develop teaching curriculum on agriculture (Theory & Practical).
  • Improve and manage rice farming and be able to mill and sell.
  • Harvest eaglewood seeds and raise seedlings at the farm and sell to eaglewood farmers that will contribute financially to the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga.
  • Staff meeting every first week of the month and we reflect on theme of Caring.
  • Annual Evaluation and Planning for 2020.
2020

Objective: We promote the value of "COMMITMENT" as we live as witnesses of Christ.

  • Produce and sell various types of crops like eggplant, okra, bean etc…including poultry, and fish.
  • Train 20 non-school leavers for certificate in basic agriculture and faith formation & Basic English. Encourage students on health and hygiene.
  • Trainers develop teaching curriculum on agriculture (Theory & Practical).
  • Improve and manage rice farming and be able to mill and sell.
  • Harvest eaglewood seeds and raise seedlings at the farm and sell to eaglewood farmers that will contribute financially to the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga.
  • Staff meeting every first week of the month and we reflect on theme of Commitment.
  • Prepare Diocesan Planning for Phase 3 Stage 2 (2021-2024).
  • Annual Evaluation and Planning for the coming year.