Aust cyclists raise funds for rehab centre

National, Normal

The National, Thursday July 11th, 2013


ELEVEN cyclists from Australia covered 700km across three provinces in the Mamose region to help raise funds for a rehabilitation and youth development centre in Lae, Morobe.

The cyclists from the Christian Outreach Centre, including organiser Murray Townson, began their 10-day journey from Wewak, East Sepik, last Wednesday.

Their route included Turubu and Angoram in East Sepik and Boroi, Malala, Madang town and Walium in Madang.

They cycled along the highway from Madang to Morobe on the final leg of their fundraising journey and spent a night each s at Umi and Erap in the Markham Valley.

They headed into Lae yesterday morning for the final leg to the welcome of Lae congregation members and well-wishers at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium. 

Christian Outreach Centre senior pastor John Garu said the project was in partnership with the church and the government.

He said the rehabilitation and youth development centre would house and provide technical training for Grade 8 and Grade 12 school leavers.