The Community in the old Telikom Compound, North Waigani, has a total of nine streets.
These active residents are taking part in either volleyball for the women and touch rugby for the Men’s in 2016/2017 PTC Compound Community Unity Competition.
The Volleyball Association has put up two ranks: A and B, whilst the Men’s have A, B and C Grade taking part.
The aim of the Compound Unity Competition is part of a community initiative to have a safe neighborhood to live in, with better interactions for all residents, as most houses are either being rented or sold out to new tenants.
The competition is a yearly organised event held by the community itself, but since the last games in 2010 the spirit of teams and unity had fallen out of place, now the association and other members of the community see the need of having the competition back up and running.
The games should hopefully see the reduction of fights among the different streets within the compound, and a drop in the consumption of alcohol and drugs among youth.
Community elders are playing an adamant role in supporting the young people whom live on their street by either taking part, or being at the back helping out with fundraising for uniforms, equipment and other necessities for their respective clubs.
The PTC Compound Community Competition currently has no major sponsors but is pulling through with the help from the community in fundraising and community based initiatives.