Struggling school receives rice


CAMERON Secondary School in Milne Bay received half a tonne of rice from Trukai Industries Ltd recently.
Delayed subsidies meant lack of funding which forced the school to reach out for help.
According to the school’s appeal coordinator Magistrate Rebecca Kwayaila, a food appeal was launched when the school was forced to send their boarding students home.
Kwayaila in her appeal letter stated that students from outer islands and other parts of the province who had no relatives in the school grounds were being supported by staff with basic meals.
Hence, the appeal was for help to feed the students until rations were available.
Trukai representatives presented more than 50 10kg bags rice to the school.
Trukai marketing manager Maryanne Tom said the company felt obligated to step in to help.
“We at Trukai believe in being part of the community and go out of our way to help where we can,” she said.
“These students represent the future of our nation and it would be a shame to see them in need when we can give a helping hand to facilitate for their wellbeing.”
Meanwhile, Kwayaila and her committee have created a WhatsApp group as well as posted on Facebook appealing for donations in cash or kind.
Interested organisations or individuals can reach Kwayaila on 7283 9954.