The National, Tuesday July 24th, 2012
HUMANITARIAN organisation City Mission received a massive boost of K494,830 in financial support from Newcrest Mining.
The organisation, which works to improve the homeless and disadvantaged young men and boys, will use the money to support a new classroom block, kitchen block and improve its missionaries’ houses.
The funds will also expand the mechanical workshop and build a vocational skills classroom in Port Moresby, and improve its missionaries’ houses.
The assistance is a continuation of Newcrest’s commitment to the mission which helps more than 1,000 young men nationwide.
Newcrest country manager Peter Aitsi said: “Newcrest appreciates the contribution made by City Mission to the development of PNG youth and as a result, has been supporting that work for several years.”
City Mission founder and executive director Larry George said the mission’s main source of income was from sale of fruits from its Suambu plantation, and the assistance from business houses.
The deal for the new funding from Newcrest was signed last Friday.