The National – Thursday, February 17, 2011
RAMU NiCo Project in Madang has saved the life of a 12-year-old girl in the remote Rai Coast district of Madang.
Dorothy Mou, who is a Grade 7 student at Gawa Primary School and from Ganglau village outside the Ramu NiCo refinery plant, was diagnosed with hemoglobin after she developed a swollen spleen from malaria which is prevalent in the area.
“I did not have the money to pay for my daughter who had been rushed to hospital.
“I was so scared she would die any moment so I had to seek help from Ramu NiCo,” her father, Mou Bilang, said.
George Wang and Jacky Wang, attached to Ramu NiCo community affairs department at Basamuk refinery plant, immediately donated K500.
They also gave food items worth K400 on behalf of Ramu NiCo and later rushed her to Modilon General Hospital in Madang on Jan 25.
“We helped her father urgently with cash and food at Modilon General Hospital,” Jacky said.
George explained that such humanitarian donations were made outside of the MoA commitment depending on the urgency of the matter.
In this case, to save a young life which could bring a positive impact.
The Wangs later visited Dorothy at Ganglau and urged her to take care of her health and study hard and that hopefully, she would join the Ramu NiCo project like her three siblings.
Her father, who is also the chief of Sibiya clan of Ganglau, thanked Ramu NiCo for saving his daughter and made his commitment to ensure his village stands behind the project’s success.