Life Skills Training



The Anglican Church of Papua New Guinea


Aipo Rongo


  • Pass on basic skills to women and men in making soap, oil and stock feed using mostly locally available materials/ingredients
  • Empower women and men with both theory and practical knowledge and understanding of how to prepare the materials, put together the materials/ingredients for the end products
  • Learn basic safety standards and requirements, especially in soap making
  • Provide participants basic financial literacy so that from the skills learnt they can start their own self-sustaining projects.



  • Bible text and reflections
  • Interactive theory discussions
  • Demonstration sessions from the facilitator
  • Practical sessions for all participants
  • Try out the end products for quality standards


  • 19 participants from 5 parishes within Lae city attended the training
  • All participants competently demonstrated their newly acquired skills through demonstrations and final product display
  • All participants are making their own oil from coconuts which they are using for either cooking or personal body lotion
  • Participants are passing on their skills to members of their parishes or Chapels
  • Some participants are now  selling their homemade products for a little income to sustain their families.