Esso Highlands volunteers assist Caritas

National, Normal

The National – Wednesday, December 8, 2010

IN recognition of the International Volunteer Day on Dec 5, PNG LNG project operator Esso Highlands Ltd continued its work force volunteer programme at the Caritas Technical School beginning last week.
This is in relation to this month’s activities, about 100 project staff and family members will participate in painting and gardening activities at the school grounds on Dec 2, 9, 11 and 16.
EHL volunteer programme coordinator Rhys Puddicombe said the programme began last week with about 20 volunteers participating by planting candle trees and bougainvillaea at the school’s entrance driveway.
Later this month, volunteers will plant additional trees and shrubs at the school, paint a long wall near the Children’s Learning Centre and varnish school chairs and desks.
Caritas Technical Secondary School director Sr Florentina Cho expressed the school’s appreciation of the volunteer programme, saying it was heartening to note that the PNG LNG work force is prepared to give back to the community.
The school is operated by Catholic nuns from South Korea and has been providing quality education for girls in the National Capital District for many years.
It also operates a learning center for under-privileged children from nearby villages and settlements.
Puddicombe added that the Caritas volunteer activities were the second for EHL staff and their family members. 
The initial activities assisted Buk bilong Pikinini libraries in PNG. 
The PNG LNG work force volunteer programme will continue next year.