Malaysians donate K60,000 to charity bodies

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THE Malaysian Association of Papua New Guinea (MAPNG) has donated a total of K60,000 to charity organisations in Port Moresby as part of its ongoing support for charity activities.
The association yesterday presented three cheques for K20,000 each to Caritas Technical School in East Boroko, the Mission of Charity and the Canossa School of Life to help them with their programmes.
The money donated were from funds raised during the ninth annual Malaysian Business Community Charity Cup golf tournament held in September.
Organising chairman for the tournament Ivan Lu said that a total of K396,200 was raised during this year’s tournament which saw 128 corporate bodies and major companies taking part.
“We have funded 12 charity organisations so far with the Port Moresby General Hospital receiving the largest slice of K160,000,” Mr Lu said.
Children from the Vadavada settlement at the back of Caritas Technical School and along Taurama Road were among the recipients of a K20,000 cheque presented by MAPNG president and RH executive director Nathan Ho yesterday on behalf of the association.
The children, numbering around 100, are currently enrolled at the Caritas Children Learning Centre which has been enrolling and teaching unfortunate children in the area since its inception in 2007.
Coordinator Sr Senorina Kim, said that they had been identifying children from the settlement who could not go to school due to school fee problem and had enrolled them for free at the centre.
“We have been doing this for two years and, this year, we have come with other arrangements through community services for those who could not afford to pay,” Sr Senorina said.
She said she was grateful with the presentation from MAPNG because this donation would help ease the burden of paying teachers their salary.
Mr Ho added this was an ongoing commitment and MAPNG would continue to assist charity organisations in the future.