With Charles Dufour
In February 2019, Charles Dufour travelled from South Australia to Mount Hagen in Papua New Guinea to commence a teaching position with the staff of Good Sheppard Seminary. Charles volunteered to assist Good Sheppard as a philosophy lecturer, a role requested by the seminary in order to complete the institution’s mission to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded education for their students.
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On arriving in Mount Hagen, Charles said “I was welcomed by Archbishop Douglas Young. The road was muddy and both people and cars were almost everywhere on the road.”
This sense of welcome continued upon meeting the community of Mount Hagen. “Then gradually when I meet the various Papua New Guineans who are generous and welcoming,” he said, “my sense of joy increases”.
The excitement of this warm welcome by the community was tempered by the contrast between his new surroundings and that which was familiar in Australia.
“I think my initial disappointment could be met with good education about the local
Good Shepherd Seminary intends for this teaching position to be localised within 3 years. Charles’ role is now to assist Good Sheppard to
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