THE Rimbunan Hijau (PNG) Group will help the Tembari Children Centre (TCC) Inc, a care group based at Seven-Mile outside Port Moresby.
This was announced by RH Group executive director Ivan Lu after visiting the TCC centre in ATS Oro Settlement on Saturday.
Mr Lu’s visit was to find out how RH could help boost the welfare of the TCC’s 83 orphans, abandoned and neglected children.
Mr Lu was sent by the RH Group management, which will extend the aid to TCC through the RH Foundation.
He told TCC chairman Hayward Sagembo and TCC founder Penny Sagembo that RH Group had learnt a lot of their activities in promoting the welfare of the beneficiary-children and that it (RH Group) had seen new opportunity to help.
“It is one of our concerns as a corporate citizen of Papua New Guinea,” Mr Lu said.
Mr Sagembo has given Mr Lu a list of what TCC urgently needed.
“The facilities are badly needed to help TCC do its job efficiently and productively towards promoting the welfare of the orphans.
“For instance, we have no access to electricity and that the water needed to cook meals for the children is collected from a distant tap,” Mr Sagembo said.
Mr Lu told The National that he would also personally be extending help after “seeing the dire needs of the orphans”.
He said RH Group was very active in helping various charity groups in the country through its foundation.
TCC provides the orphans lunch from Monday to Friday as well as cooking them a special meal every Saturday which is sponsored by individuals and corporate entities.
The centre also looks after the education of its pre-school and school-age children.