Asia stint for disabled

National, Normal

The National , Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A DISABLED young woman from Enga will be leaving for Japan and Cambodia next week to take up studies on intellectual disability in community activity.
Brenda Lombange, 28, who was shy in front of cameramen and journalists, yesterday told the gathering she was grateful for the opportunity to study overseas under the Japanese International Co-operation Agency programme.
“I will be there for three months.
“And I will try my best to learn all I can so I can utilise that back here in PNG,” Lombange said.
She leaves PNG on Saturday for Narita, Japan, where she will spend six weeks.
She then leaves Japan on July 26 for practical studies in Cambodia.
Lombange is expected to return home on Aug 26.
Walking with the aid of crutches, Lombange did not have much to say but confidently said she wanted to return and help other people like herself develop their talents and ability to take part fully in nation-building.
Lombange graduated with a diploma from Lae Technical College in 2006.
Then she worked as an accounts examiner with a company in Wabag, Enga, the following year.
She came to Port Moresby last year looking for better opportunities.