Malaysians give K30,000 to sisters

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 08th Febuary 2012

THE Malaysian Association of Papua New Guinea has donated K30,000 to help the Canossian Sisters with their village-based health services programme in Rigo, Central.
Association president Nathaniel Ho said they were pleased to help charity organisations as part of the corporate and social responsibility of Malaysians living in PNG.
Ho said the Canossian Sisters were very committed in providing village-based health services and the association continued to support them with K20,000 last year and K30,000 this year.
He assured them the association would continue to provide funding to support their work.
Malaysian envoy Datin Seri Blanche Olbery, who is patron of the association, thanked organiser Ivan Lu and his team for their efforts in organising and raising the funds through the Malaysia Business Council Charity Golf Challenge.
Lu said K650,000 had been raised to sponsor charity organisations in the country.
He said 15 charitable organisations had been chosen and one of them was the Canossian Sisters.
Sr Emma Ancheta said with the funds they received last year they trained 16 people from Rigo district in basic village-based health training skills.
Ancheta said apart from health training they taught the trainees to build proper sanitation facilities such as toilets.
She said they used the money to visit the 17 settlements in Port Moresby through their mobile clinic patrols to provide basic health services.
She said the funds given would be used for its purpose.
A part would be used to continue training trainees who would graduate this year.