The National, Friday August 30th, 2013
YOUTHS from the Sirovai Seventh-Day Adventist church in Central Bougainville returned home on Monday after a successful month-long tour of Port Moresby.
The 27 youths were in Port Moresby on July 25 and visited various Adventist congregations in the city.
They also met with NCD Governor Powes Parkop, Governor-General Sir Michael Ogio and visted the Port Moresby General Hospital and Telikom PNG headquarters in Waigani. The youths also visited The National where they learnt about newspaper production.
Group spokesperson Joel Bito said the youths learnt many new things and were amazed at the development taking place in the city.
“Most of the youth members were born during the crisis, some did not go through formal education and for some it was their first time to travel on a plane,” he said.
“The trip was a great experience for them and it will help them to get their minds away from the crisis and the effects on their individual lives.
“Comparing Port Moresby, Bougainville is 20 years back in terms of development.”
Bito also thanked the SDA church members for the offerings they gave to rebuild their church in Sirovai.