Services is the main Province activity in Papua New Guinea and has become one of the major health service facilities in the country. It takes its name from Callan, the birthplace of Edmund Rice, the Irish business man who founded the Christian Brothers in Ireland in 1802.
Callan Services for people with disabilities was established by the Christian Brothers in Papua New Guinea in 1991, when Br Graeme Leach pioneered the service in Wewak on the north-west coast of Papua New Guinea for the education of children with disabilities.
Callan works with children and adults who suffer from sight or hearing impairments. It works with the local community not only to assist those with disability but also to help train people to gain the skills to assist as well. It has done a great deal to improve the rights and recognition of those with a disability in the country, especially at a political level.