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6 Mar   2020   (FRI)  

Message From Melanesia Public Talk by Jhon Kwano

Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location:  The Green Hub, at the Old Tai Po Police Station, Tai Po
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KFBG is delighted to once again host Jhon Kwano, an elder from the Dani tribe in the highlands of New Guinea, the largest island in Melanesia. New Guinea is one of the most bio-culturally diverse places on Earth and Jhon’s people still live as their ancestors have for thousands of years, in harmony with nature.
 
Jhon is from the last generation of his people to receive traditional initiation and he was identified from an early age for the role of Messenger, sharing the message of his tribe with outsiders and reporting back with what he has seen in the outside world. He is the only one known to be playing this role outside of Melanesia. As such he is authorized to represent not only the Dani, but also other cultures in both New Guinea and the rest of Melanesia.
 
In this talk, Jhon will share the knowledge of his culture, the challenges they face and his experience of encountering the modern world.

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Date:
6 March 2020 (Friday)

Time:
19:00 – 21:00

Venue:
The Green Hub, at the Old Tai Po Police Station, Tai Po

Language:
English

Target Audience / No. of Participants:
Aged 18 or above / Maximum 50 participants

Fee:
HKD$50

Application:
Please visit the KFBG website, complete the online application form and pay the course fee (HK$50) online on or before 28 February 2020.

Details are as follows:

  1. Please click here for the online registration and payment.
  2. Upon receipt of the application form and fee payment, acknowledgement of application will be sent to you by email within 5 working days.
  3. Spaces are limited and we may have to select participants from a large number of applicants.
  4. If your application is not accepted, full payment will be refunded to you by bank transfer or cheque within one month. 
  5. Payment is not refundable after acceptance.
     

Enquiry:
For enquiries, please contact Vera Hung at 2483 7107 or edu_programme@kfbg.org