By PISAI GUMAR
MAMA Donna Harvey-Hall in Wau and the 27 orphans who live with her have received a new vehicle from Bulolo district development authority.
Bulolo MP Sam Basil and DDA member and provincial mining chairman Okam Paton delivered the vehicle with 50 bags of rice to the children on Sunday.
Some years ago, Harvey-Hall gave two houses to 14 orphans. Some of those children are now working. “I started the street kids’ ministry with 14 abandoned children without proper care some years ago,” she said.
“The children were in soul-searching for tender loving-care, a decent meal and a shelter.”
Harvey-Hall, a Wau resident, is commonly referred to as ‘Mama Donna’. She has five children of her own.
She started Paradise 4 Kids Haus Pikinini at Wara Muli with 14 children, mostly locals.
She spends K20,000 a month from her own pocket to feed, clothe and nurture the children, including hiring caregivers.
Three children in Lae whose parents are living with HIV-AIDS will join the home in Wau soon.
“The children are taught basic literacy skills in English language, including soccer and basketball games. They spend some time at the huge fish pond” Harvey-Hall said.
Basil said the donation of a vehicle was part of Bulolo DDA’s assistance to children abandoned by their parents.
“These children will one day grow into this world and will be educated to achieve some form of professions that will either way serve Bulolo, Morobe and the country” Basil said.
“Currently, their lives are fragile but as I see from their eyes, they are full of energy and a potential future leaders.”
By PISAI GUMAR