The National – Tuesday, December 7, 2010
BY VERONICA FRANCIS
PUTTING a smile on the faces of children in Chimbu is what the Simbu Children’s Foundation (SCF) does best and this year it will be holding its annual Christmas ball on the Dec 18 at the Mt Wilhelm Hotel in Kundiawa.
SCF is a voluntary humanitarian organisation formed by Chimbus in various fields of work and students in PNG and across the world to help the sick and disadvantaged children in the province.
According to SCF president Jimmy Drekore, the fundamental vision is to provide hope for the sick and disadvantage children of Chimbu, to fund the medically ill children who require complex operation or medicine not available locally.
“Every child deserves to feel loved, be safe, have opportunities for a better future and every child deserves a bright beginning and the chance to determine the cause of his or her own destiny,” he said.
He said the SCF Christmas ball was an annual event and all funds raised would go towards helping the sick and disadvantaged children in Chimbu.
Drekore said the Christmas ball would be packed with lots of different activities.
Robert Agen, a civil engineer who lives and works in London’s North Eastern Territory, will be the guest speaker of the night and he will be
accompanied by Kumuls players Menzie Yere, Michael Mark and coach Stanley Gene.
He added that there would be an auction of a signed and framed jersey from the North Queensland Cowboys, which is a donation from Team North West Queensland, and many lucky door prizes, adding both locally and abroad SCF has 21 teams and with the new inclusion of team Hides the total goes up to 22.
Drekore thanked everyone for their support and commitment towards SCF.
“As we join hands and unite our hearts, we can save more sick children not only in Chimbu but throughout PNG so one day they can proudly carry the flag of this beautiful country forward,” he said.