A Distinct Identity

Who We Are

Morobe Development Foundation Inc. (MDF) is a community based organization located in Lae, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea. For over 10 years, our organization has worked closely with communities to improve quality of life and provide education and engagement related to social issues. By providing communities with art and theatre education, training and workshops we truly believe we can make a positive lasting impact.


Years Helping the Community


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Helping Communities

What We Do


With 70% of women in PNG experiencing rape or assault in their lifetime, Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a challenge in all communities. MDF aims to reduce GBV with projects that engage communities and empower women through leadership and awareness training.


Many villages in PNG are remote and without electricity and running water. We work with communities to build sustainable solutions, including solar power, school construction and sanitation.


Protein deficiency and food security is a major health issue for families in PNG. MDF develops programs to provide livelihood and nutrition training. Our goal is to equip communities with valuable knowledge that can be shared and have a lasting impact.



MDF is committed to environmental protection. We work with communities to find sustainable solutions that support long-term growth.

Making a difference some Glimpses

Work With Us

Morobe Development Foundation is supported by United Nations Online Volunteering since 2000.


MDF is a community based organization and receives funding from both local and international organizations and charities. Any donations are applied directly to our outreach programs and operating costs. Thank you for your support.

Good actions give strength to ourselves and inspire good actions in others.   -Plato

What They’re Saying

‘Morobe Development Foundation is an organisation making a significant impact in the opportunity-rich nation of Papua New Guinea. We are proud to be working with them on projects aligned to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Helixos – Collaborator

 Online collaboration with MDF has led me to discover a new meaning to “working in a team”. The volunteering experience has made me realize how research can help improve the reality faced by the local community. It has been a great learning experience.