By HEZRON KISING
A BIBLE quiz programme in Buimo Correctional Services in Morobe has received a K1,000 sponsorship from Mapai Transport Ltd on Monday to assist in buying prizes for the participants.
The company’s executive assistance corporate affairs manager Wallis Pingin said the programme played a vital role in changing the mind set and spiritual development of inmates in the prison.
“Bible quiz and other religious teaching is and will change the lives of our brothers and sisters in correctional facilities such as Buimo and others throughout the country,” he said.
“We want change in our communities, villages and the country as a whole and such programme plays vital role.
“Even though many people may think that inmates are bad and sinful people, that perception is totally wrong. We are all sinful being born into this world with sin.
“Some people living outside the prisons are worse than those in the prison and that is a fact.’’
Pingin said as a nationally owned company, Mapai was willing to support religious programmes that encouraged spiritual and personal development to build safer community.
Programme coordinator Paul Awagl said the programme’s phase one, that started in February, will end this month.
“Our second phase will then commence in July to December,” he said.
Awagl said since the introduction of the quiz, many inmates had turned up to take part and had received positive spiritual development.
“Many more wanted to participate but due to less number of stationaries like Bibles (Old Testament), notebook and pen they did not attend some sessions.”
Buimo CS chief superintendent commander Judy Tara acknowledged Mapai’s donation.
She challenged the participants to be good ambassadors of change in helping others to respect organisations that supported the communities.
By HEZRON KISING