KPHL donates solar lighting equipment to Life PNG Care


Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd (KPHL) donated solar lighting equipment and lamps to Life PNG Care (LPC) in Port Moresby last week.
Six solar panels have been set up at the Baruni community to light up 24 houses for LPC to continue its mobile education programme.
KPHL began discussions with LPC earlier this year to install solar lighting in the Baruni community to enable students to continue their studies and do homework in the evenings.
The mobile education project currently is operating within National Capital District in two locations – Baruni Dump site in Moresby North-West and Erima Settlement in Moresby North-East.
Baruni Dump community was selected because children living in that area has greater needs.
KPHL managing director Wapu Sonk said the company was proud to be associated with a non-government organisation like LPC which was making a positive impact on communities.
“As the national oil and gas company, we are pleased to assist LPC as it aligns well with our vision to create opportunities for Papua New Guineans,” he said.
“This solar lighting project will provide opportunities for children in the mobile education schools to get extra study work done.
“We value our community investments to enhance the development of good citizens of our country.”
LPC director Collin Pake thanked KPHL for continuing the partnership with the organisation.
“LPC is all about helping to make a positive impact in the lives of orphans and other vulnerable children and youth of Papua New Guinea,” he said. “Our mission is to promote, support and initiate a grassroots social aid programme within the local community.
“This aims to help build stronger, safer communities in which unfortunate children and their families and youths can flourish, and be in control of their life choices and future.
“LPC was initiated to target orphans and other vulnerable out-of-school children, and to empower them by bringing education to communities where 98 per cent of the population is not employed or earning a formal income.

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