The National, Tuesday 20th December 2011
THE 200 Tembari children received a windfall of Christmas presents during a special hamper party on Saturday in Port Moresby.
They each received two sets of gift packs from RH Hypermarket and another two sets of Christmas hampers from Filipino journalist, Alfredo P Hernandez.
The gift packs and hampers contained toys, children’s book readers and foodstuff that included fresh oranges and apples.
Led by Nathan Ho, executive director at RH Trading, the RH Hypermarket group comprising 20 personnel came to Tembari centre with boxes of Christmas presents, two sets of barbecue grills, lots of pork, chicken wings, sausages, buns, ice cream, bottled water and candies.
While half of the staff cooked, the others engaged the Tembari children in parlour games.
In a brief remark, Ho said told his staff and the audience that RH Hypermarket had made Tembari children its beneficiary under the company’s
RH Cares Programme 2011 with the motto “Save the children”.
“We would like to see the Tembari children get good education, become good citizens and in future become good leaders of this country,” Ho said.
Speaking of the many Christmas presents they brought with them, he said it was their way of cheering up the Tembari children during the holiday season.
Just like last year, Hernandez played Santa Claus to the Tembari children, a promise he made to them last Christmas.
He gave away two sets of Christmas hampers to each of them who had called him “Santa Fredo”.
Hernandez said the 400 Christmas hampers he brought to the children were raised from donations from RH Hypermarket, RD Tuna, SVS supermarket, Pacific Industries, Buk Bilong Pikinini, Homeguard Construction, Paradise Consultants, Your Express Service (YES) Ltd, and from expatriate-friends led by couples Celia and Caezar Nunez, Abet and Corina Barles and Claire Cesar Tungol; and TJ and Gina Khoo; businesswoman Rosa Yip; and Tony, Lourdes and Jocelyn – all of HiTRON.
Two groups of children presented traditional dances from Northern from where their parents originated before settling at the Oro settlement at 7-Mile, outside Port Moresby many years ago.