The National, Friday 03rd August 2012
By GRACE AUKA
MORE needs to be done to empower people with disabilities to live an independent life and contribute meaningfully to the development of the country, Papua New Guinea Rehabilitation Centre chairman Brown Kapi says.
Kapi received K2,000 from Brian Bell Ltd and K700 worth of consumable items from K K Kingston Company on behalf of the Rehabilitation Centre in Hohola, Port Moresby yesterday.
He said people living with disabilities had been trained and empowered at the centre to live a normal life when they went back to their communities.
“Over the past 20 years, this place has deteriorated but through the support of individuals, organisations, and incumbent NCD Governor Powes Parkop, the institution has been given a facelift,” he said.
He said the institution faced other challenges such as water supply and upgrading of facilities that were destroyed by floods last year.
The PNG Rehabilitation Centre focuses on empowering people with disabilities to live an independent life and to contribute meaningfully to the development of the country.
Kapi thanked the two companies for the help, saying the donations would help in the daily expenses of running the centre.
K K Kingston representative Ted Tanabi said the company would continue to support the centre by providing two water tanks.