Adventist students raise funds for Northern village

Faith, Normal

The National, Thursday October 31st, 2013


THE Papuan Adventist Students Association completed its final leg of fundraising on Sunday with a corporate dinner.

The association, comprising students from the University of Papua New Guinea and Pacific Adventist University, have been raising funds to help the people of Goworode village, Northern.

“We host biannual conventions in the Southern region as part of our student ministry,” association president Voletta Paul said.

“We chose Goworode because it is located in a remote part of Popondetta. 

“It was affected by Cyclone Guba in 2007, with bad weather, floods and rain.

“We want to do an awareness on health, social, educational and spiritual issues to help the community restore normalcy to their lives.”

Paul said the association’s goal was to educate people to live in prosperity and harmony.

“We value education as the key solution to our problems so we would like to encourage more students in secondary schools to enter universities and other tertiary institutions to help support our provinces and villages,” she said. 

“I am appealing to the Oro community and interested individuals to support us with utensils, clothes, stationery and anything you are not using.

“Everything will be shipped off in two weeks time.”

The students will leave for Goworode from Dec 4-17.