An initiative of Riback Stevedores to help the Ahi people of Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea

Ahi Festival 2011

2011 Ahi Festival Calendar of Events

January                                         Evaluation

February                                       Planning

March                                           Friday 4th March 2011
                                                      Official launching of website, theme song and documentary            
                                                       Lae International Hotel cocktail party     

April                                              Planning                                   

May                                              Planning

June                                              Monday 6th June – Monday 13th June
                                                      Educational Symposium
Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium indoor complex

July                                               Planning

August                                          Planning

September                                    Thursday 15th September 2011
                                                      Groundbreaking Ceremony of Ahi Resource Centre at Ampo
October                                         Planning

November                                     Planning

December                                     Sunday 11th December – Sunday 18th December 2011
                                                      Ahi Festival 2011
                                                      Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium


·        Launching of official website, theme song/clip and documentary
Friday 4th March, Lae International Hotel
Cocktail Party
Invitees – Corporate partners, stakeholders, sponsors and potential clients

·        Educational Symposium
Monday 6th June – Monday 13th June 2011
Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium
Six-day Symposium
Seven stakeholders to present papers on topics affecting Ahi community
Final day Expo

·        Groundbreaking Ceremony
Thursday 15th September 2011
St Andrews Parish Ampo
Cultural singsings

·        Ahi Festival           
Sunday 11th Dec- Sunday 18th Dec 2011
Motorcade and floats around the city
Sunday service Gospel concert and opening of festival    
Ahi Games
Ahi’s Got Talent
Cultural Activities
Musical Extravaganza
Carols by Candlelight

Community-based projects for 2011

·        Community development awareness campaign                                
 Outreach programme facilitating for NGO’s entry into six Ahi villages
·        Establishment of health centres and police stations in six villages – through donor funding
·        Seek donations of books and school equipment  for schools within Ahi villages
·        Recording and archiving of traditional Ahi singsings
·        Write a book of famous Ahi traditional dishes