The National –Friday, January 7, 2011
By ELIAS LARI
THE University of Papua New Guinea Hagen North Students Association has received a cheque of K10,000 yesterday to carry out their awareness, thanks to Western Highlands Governor Tom Olga.
The cheque was presented by Olga’s protocol officer Peter Kiap at the Mt Hagen UPNG open campus.
The money will be used to support the students to carry out their awareness on HIV /AIDS, tribal fights issues, climate change and health issues.
Association president Nathan Onom thanked Olga for his support.
He said the association was formed in 2006 but lacked financial support, to not carry out any awareness in past two years.
He said the association would be playing major role in educating the people on the changes in the remote parts of the province
about health and other major issues that were affecting the nation.
Onom said they would try to reach some areas in Dei council, Mul Baiyer and Lumusa to educate the people.
He said the association would ensure that information and awareness reached the bulk of the population in remote areas.
Onom said many people were told of these issues, but they did not know the effect and what cause them.
Meanwhile, Kiap had urged the students not to give up their plans to carry out the awareness.
He said the province would need everyone to make a change and commended the students for coming up with ideas to help create awareness on HIV/Aids, health issues, climate change and tribal fight.
He said these were some of the major issues that needed people to create awareness.
Kiap said information must reach the people so that they could be aware of what was happening.
He added that people must not wait for a change but they had to do something to make a change and thanked the students for their support.