The program is focused on reducing domestic violence in homes and helping to ensure children have the right environment and support to learn and grow.
For Rebecca, a mother of two living in the mountainous region of Goglme, Chimbu, the program has taught her the importance of spending time with her children, despite her long hours as a nurse in the local hospital.
“Before the positive parenting program, I would take the work pressure out on my children. I would shout at them because I was so overloaded,” Rebecca, 32, says.
“But after the program, I found out that I had to make time for my kids to help them grow and learn better.
“Now, I find the time. When I am free, I make sure I play with them, I teach them and I do what’s right.”
Rebecca’s story of change is not uncommon to families who attended the program in the province of Chimbu.
"I found out that I had to make time for my
kids, to help them grow and learn better."