Women help juvenile centre

National, Normal

The National, Tuesday February 11th, 2014

 JUVENILES living at the Erap Boys Town have been told their stay there is part of God’s plan to make them better persons.

Glenda Varuvi, president of the Igam Barracks Woman’s Ministry, and her members visited the centre last Saturday.

It is a Christian women’s group made up of wives of soldiers living at the Defence Force Engineering Battalion base at Igam Barracks in Lae.

Varuvi told the boys that God knew some of them would become future leaders of the country. 

“He allowed them to spend time at the juvenile centre so that they could be better persons when they leave.

“God wants us to visit you, that is why we are here.  

It’s not a mistake,” Varuvi said.

The ministry members brought mattresses, pillows, bed sheets and food items and distributed them to the boys at the centre. Panamax PNG gave cartons of canned fish, laundry detergents and other items. 

The company’s marketing officer, Elsie Mangoru, was on hand to deliver the gifts to the boys.

Inga Babaga, the ministry fellowship coordinator, told the boys God loved them despite their failures.

Brother-in-charged of the centre, Clement Wisake thanked the Igam mothers, saying it was not often they had visitors.

“It is not easy running a place like this. We face a lot of problems,” he said. “But it is because of kind-hearted people like you that we keep going.”

He said the boys’ towns in PNG had produced some great people, like  former Prime Minister, Sir William Skate, who spent time in the Wewak Boys Town.