Mercy Works empowering youths with farming skills


MERCY Works Mt Hagen has established 24 farming sites in Western Highlands and Jiwaka to teach and to motivate youths to cultivate their land to involve in farming activities.
Mercy Works, a Catholic Church-run organisation, under its Wok Bung Wantaim Yuts (working together with youths) programme, is reaching out to the rural areas to empower youths to understand and embrace farming as a source of income to sustain their living.
Mercy Works Mt Hagen coordinator Sister Mariska Kua said they have been running many programmes to help the youths in Jiwaka and Western Highlands.
She said the programmes were giving to unfortunate ones to support themselves through farming.
Kua said the organisation had also established 14 farming youth groups in the two provinces.
“We need to impart the skills and encourage them. We cannot just train them but to go after with the support,” Kua said.
“We are happy to see that the knowledge and skills we have taught the youths were put into good use.”
She said Mercy Works was working harder to support the youths to live better lives.

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