World Vision helps locals clean village

Normal, Papua

The Nationl, Monday 3rd September, 2012

POREBADA village outside Port Moresby last Thursday received items from World Vision to help clean the village.
Homes and children’s playing areas are usually littered with rubbish left behind during high tides, making the local Motuan village look ugly.
Today, the village surroundings are already looking great, thanks to initial discussions and meetings between the Porebada United church leaders and World Vision.
Now the community has taken ownership to clean up their own backyards.
Rev Morea Morea said Tuesdays were the village’s cleaning day.
Marked as government day for the village, Morea said they wanted to work with the local ward member to use the day as cleaning day for the village.
The church had bought some cleaning items to help the community.
The Healthy Communities’ project under World Vision’s HIV/AIDS sector presented 10 wheelbarrows, spades, shovels, rakes and protective gloves to church and community representatives.
Morea said the community’s response was positive and already the village was starting to look cleaner.
Healthy Communities project coordinator Lucy Jaro said the programme would be officially launched next week.