Easter blessing comes late to sick children in Lae

National

HUONVILLE Primary School students in Lae visited sick children at Angau Memorial Hospital’s paediatric ward on Friday with food, clothes and other necessities.
More than 100 student leaders representing 36 classes and teachers took fresh fruits, food, clothes, soap, diapers, toothpaste and toothbrushes packed in 50 bags.
The students raised the money from a pre-Easter school church service offering and bought the items.
They offered a prayer before putting the gifts on 40 beds with “get well soon” cards.
School headboy Peniel Sarubira said it was the school’s first outreach programme.
“We want to share our love with sick children in the hospital to inspire them with joy, give them a smile and hope for them to get well and reunite with their families,” Sarubira said.
He said the students were eager to reach out to others like them.
Sarubira said the entire school brought whatever gifts they could but due to protocol, only class leaders could visit the ward.
Paediatric unit supervisor Yema Duta said the students’ kind gesture to children in need meant a lot.
Duta said it was an opportunity for the children to understand real situations in life which would inspire them in their academic endeavours to become productive citizens in the future.

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