Development and Self Reliance

About Us

The kindness and generosity of people never cease to amaze the Divine Word University (DWU) Community. DWU is a testimony of people’s kindness and generosity. People who believe in what we believe, helping each other, sharing knowledge with others, having a positive impact upon other people’s lives even though those people may be culturally different and a hundred miles away.

Development and Self Reliance are two very important phrases at DWU mainly because the University is committed to its core values to provide quality of education to the people of PNG and the South Pacific. Some students receive financial aid through scholarship or bursary, and most receive financial assistance from the University itself. DWU endows 70% of tuition costs to most of its on-campus students. Without this supplementary endowment, the majority of students would not have adequate funding to attend the University. This endowment to all students comes from donations and fundraising activities, without which the University would be unable to operate.

The Department of Development and Self Reliance was established to enter into partnership with people of goodwill to enable the University to sustain its activities and assist in further developments of the University. The DDSR contributes to the quality of education, growth and expansion of the University in the following activities:

  • Seeking project funding;
  • Reducing cost in purchasing processes, routine maintenance and construction of new buildings;
  • Enhancing quality of services to staff and students; and
  • Generating income through the University’s companies and savings.


One of the objectives of the Department of Development and Self Reliance is to manage the University’s different commercial arms to reduce the operating costs of the University, enhance teaching, learning and research activities and to support and implement the University’s strategic goals and objectives.

DDSR assists staff of the University in developing and matching faculty strategic plans to potential funding sources. It provides guidance and resources to staff to request, report on and evaluate their projects to supporting organisations.

The DDSR is composed of the university’s commercial enterprises which greatly assist in the self-sustenance of the University. These enterprises are: Diwai Pacific Limited (DPL), Global Travel Centre (GTC), Alpha Network Solutions Limited (Alpha Nets), Diwai Mart Supermarket and Bakery, Diwai Mart Mechanical Workshop, Diwai Mart Building and Construction Limited, Diwai Restaurant and Catering Services, and Diwai Pharmaceuticals (DPhL).

The DDSR is also responsible for overseeing the management of the support services of the University. These support services include Diwai Post Office, DWU Rangers, DWU Student and Staff Dining Halls and DWU Maintenance and Landscaping department.

DSR at DWU is about working in collaboration with each other, promoting the Diwai Spirit

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Other DSR Commercial Divisions

Mechanical Workshop

Mechanical Workshop

We mainly engage in and offer services in the repair of motor vehicles and other small engines.


Building and Construction

Building and Construction

Owned and operated by Divine Word University, we undertake all manner of work from minor maintenance to major projects and provide our services to external clients and organisations within Madang that may have need of our services. We have multi skilled employees including Supervisors, Foreman, Carpenters, Painters, Plumbers, Electricians, Mechanics, Air-con Technicians and Administrative staff.


DSR Support Services

DSR Support Services

Diwai Post

Along with Post PNG, Diwai Post provides postal service for the DWU and the rest of Madang. Our services include:

  • • Sale of Postage (stamps)
  • • Sending of Philatelic (Aerograms)
  • • Kwik Piksa Leta/Fax (KPL)
  • • The Salim Moni Kwik (SMK) Kisim na Salim service
  • • Sending and receiving Express Mail Service (EMS)
  • • The renting of Private Letter Boxes – 270 boxes
  • • Registered Mail and Normal mail services


DWU Rangers

DWU Rangers assist in maintaining peace and good order on the DWU Madang campus. They are the University’s custodians responsible for the general care and cleanliness of University property and assistance to the University staff and students.

DWU Student and Staff Dining Halls

Supports the academic mission of the University by providing dining services to students and other members of the University community in a sustainable and fiscally responsible manner.

DWU Maintenance and Landscaping

DWU Maintenance and Landscaping are responsible for general repairs and cleanliness of the university’s properties and facilities.

 DSR Commercial Division Key Staff Profiles


  • Mr. Paias Bokorun
  • Vice President Corporate Services (VPCS)
  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Tel: (+675) 424 1832
  • EXT: 832

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DSR Commercial Division Key Staff Profiles