Staff from the first cohort of Western Pacific University concluded their week’s celebration of Independence Day on Saturday, 19th of September. In typical Papua New Guinean Independence Day fashion, the Independence vibe began a week before the actual 45th Independence Day. The celebrations started with a photoshoot midweek with the cohort, as well as colleagues and acquaintances from the city, who gathered together to mark the day with a photoshoot in PNG colours, which included ladies in their meri blouses and a few in traditional attires.

On the 19th of September, the Independence Day was officially celebrated with a small kaikai of traditional meals, prepared by the Cohort and fellow PNG students from Warsaw who were invited as well. The day was also shared with friends from University of Information Technology as part of their engagement with the community and showcase of PNG culture. As they say, home can be far but it is always close in our hearts. We love our homeland, PNG.

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