8 Mile Settlement is located north of Jacksons Airport in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
Home to around fifiteen thousand residents, 8 Mile Settlement was established in the late 70’s and since then has developed into an active and vibrant community.
8 Mile Settlement has numerous social, political, religious and sporting associations that aim to promote law & order, positive community development, personal wellbeing, education, and health to residents in the community
The 8 Mile Settlement Youth Association (DEYA) was founded by a number of local youths, and is now supported by the 8 Mile Justice Committee and Marie Stopes (NGO), which has a clinic on the main road of 8 Mile Settlement. Read about the Youth Association here.
D8 Mosquitos is the name the local rugby league team which competes in the Port Moresby suburban rugby league competition. The team is made up of local youths who train twice a week and play against other teams from Port Moresby.
Photographs that appear on www.8milesettlement.com are by Emmanuel Onom, unless otherwise stated.