Latter-day Saints to continue helping schools in PNG


CHURCH of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will continue to support schools in Papua New Guinea with donation of quality furniture including desks, chairs, tables, and stationery.
This was the assurance given to the church by international charity organisation, Pacific Assist in Port Moresby yesterday.
Director of Pacific Assist Riki Tukukino and Richard McLean said ten containers of furniture would be delivered to schools in the Highlands region next month.
The charity arm of the church, LDS charity and Pacific Assist have been in partnership on delivering needed materials to schools in PNG.
Pacific Assist gave 125 containers with furniture to developing countries.
“At least 16 of them have been given to schools in PNG,” they said.
Six of them having 1200 desks and 797 chairs were given to 21 schools in the National Capital district last month
Eddie Alembo, country manager for LDS charity, said the remaining ten containers would be sent to schools in the Highlands.
“This time we are looking to distribute to remote provinces, such as Hela.
“We always want to make sure it reaches the rural communities.
“However, transportation cost was one of the factor that becomes a barrier,”Alembo said.
Pacific Assist is based in Melbourne, Australia.