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Media Releases, 30 May 2013

ExxonMobil launches cookbook to raise funds for women's club

A new 130-page cookbook featuring 95 recipes from 15 countries launched this week thanks to ExxonMobil's companies in Papua New Guinea.

The cookbook, entitled Yumi Kukim Kaikai, features a collection of recipes submitted by the ExxonMobil community in Papua New Guinea and will provide support for Papua New Guinea's Business and Professional Women's Club of Port Moresby (BPW).

The cookbook, which can be purchased for K50, includes a mix of Papua New Guinean and international recipes to showcase different cultures and bring new recipes into the kitchens of Papua New Guinea. Books can be purchased by contacting

PNG LNG Project Executive, Decie Autin, said the proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will be donated to the Business and Professional Women's Club.

“The money raised for the Business and Professional Women's Club will help them further support young women with scholarship programs and other valuable activities.

“We are very proud of the cookbook, which highlights the diversity of cultures among the ExxonMobil community in Papua New Guinea,” Ms Autin said.

Business and Professional Women's Club President, Susil Nelson said the funds will support a range of women’s initiatives.

“BPW helps young women seeking to further their education through a scholarship program.

“The funds from the sale of the cookbook will assist disadvantaged women and girls wishing to attend tertiary institutions and colleges,” Ms Nelson said.

“BPW would like to thank ExxonMobil for their support.”

Members of Esso Highlands Limited, the PNG LNG Project team and Mobil Oil New Guinea and their family and friends were invited to submit recipes for the cookbook.

BPW was established in Port Moresby in 1982 and is a local non-government organisation. BPW empowers women through education and assists hundreds of Papua New Guinean girls and women each year, who would otherwise not have been able to continue with their education through providing scholarships.