Trukai donates bags of rice to YWAM medical ship


TRUKAI Industries donated 100 bags of rice to the Youth with a Mission (YWAM) medical and training ship recently, during its visit to Port Moresby.
It is an ongoing initiative by Trukai who had made previous donations of the same magnitude.
YWAM ship manager Jeana Wiemeyer expressed gratitude for the ongoing support by Trukai on behalf of the whole crew.
“YWAM again gives heartfelt thanks to Trukai for its generous donation of rice,” she said.
“We will certainly put it to good use and are grateful for the continued partnership that our two parties have forged.”
The donation will feed the many volunteers on board the medical ship which performs vital medical services and training in remote areas of Papua New Guinea.
The YWAM medical and training ship, called the mv YWAM PNG, was recently in Papua New Guinea running clinics in Gulf and Port Moresby before commencing an outreach to Milne Bay and then Western.
YWAM is a worldwide Christian movement operating in more than 180 countries since 1960.
With 43 per cent of the population under the age of 15, one in four Papua New Guinean children will not live to celebrate their 40th birthday.
Delivering basic health services in Papua New Guinea poses enormous challenges with 84 per cent of the population living in remote, rural areas scattered over rugged terrain, complex river systems, vast expanses of ocean, and an extensive coastline.
mv YWAM PNG helps overcome the challenge by accessing isolated communities with medical specialists, supplies, health services and mentoring and support for rural health workers.
The medical ship was helping to deliver health services in remote coastal areas and provinces.

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