Hope youth volunteers visit PNG

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The National, Thursday July 21st, 2016

A group of youth volunteers with a mission to serve the marginalised and underprivileged in developing countries arrived last week in the country to provide community service, an official says.
Hope Worldwide PNG country director Joan Timothy Yala said 17 youths from Hope Youth Corps in Australia, the United States and United Kingdom would be serving in their programmes in the National Capital District and Chimbu.
Yala said they were divided into two groups to serve in the two provinces.
“The team in Port Moresby will be involved in doing landscaping of the 9-Mile Clinic and construct a shade shelter,  and a partition to isolate TB patients at Lawes Road and 9-Mile urban clinics,” she said.
Yala said the Highlands group would renovate the Moroma health facility in the Kerowagi district.
“They will then finish off installing solar panels in a church in remote Kalvari community in the Gumine district which is a six-hour walk from Kilau near Solnomane,” she said.
Yala said the Port Moresby team started work yesterday at 9-Mile and they also conducted health literacy classes on basic hygiene and sanitation for the people.