Teaching good manners, etiquette, and social skills to girls and boys ages 3 to 17.

headshotMichelle Papaol lives in Port Moresby, the capital of Papua New Guinea, with her husband and 4 children.

Having lived and travelled extensively within the Australasia-Pacific region, Michelle has wide experience with different cultural ethnicity and adapts well with people she meets.

A major contributing factor that has prompted Michelle to teach children manners and etiquettes derives from her association with the musical students, mainly from Solomon Islanders ages between 4 to 16 years old, whom she has travelled with and chaperoned whilst sitting for their music examinations in Australia, yearly.

She sees a tremendous need, particularly with Melanesian children and especially in her own home country of Papua New Guinea where she now resides, to educate children with proper manners. Simple courtesy and respect needs to be instilled in a child’s early upbringing.  Her aim is to bring “Molly Manners” to all school if possible because children that were taught proper manners turned to be good citizens of a country.  From her initial interview with a respected Educationist, “Proper manners and proper etiquette when lacking in a child’s upbringing can contribute to negative attitude. You can graduate a multiple degree holder to the highest level, even becoming a rocket scientist but if simple manners and courtesies were not taught in that person’s early upbringing, that person would have difficulty fitting into a society.”

Michelle’s ultimate aim is to see that children in Papua New Guinea are taught manners and etiquettes in their early childhood, especially in schools, and to see them come out as good ambassadors of communities they represent and citizens for the country as a whole.