Youth volunteers raise funds

Youth & Careers
The National,Wednesday June 22nd, 2016

A youth group is doing voluntary work in Mt Hagen city, Western Highlands, to raise funds for some projects for its members.
Graveyard Mix Cultural Youth Association is carrying out work like patching potholes, building footpaths and cleaning public cemetery at Tee School to raise funds to open its bank account and fund small income generating activities for its members to sustain living.
The association, registered with the Investment Promotion Authority last December, was formed by 60 youths from Eastern Highlands, Chimbu, Enga, Southern Highlands and some from coastal provinces around Tee School.
Association president Ricky Harold said: “My group will continue to carry out free community work in the city, it’s up to the people and business houses in the city to see and if they want to help us in cash or kind, we will appreciate it.”
Harold said that since late last year, his association looked after and beautified the public cemetery and work was continuing.
He said that after seeing potholes popping up along the Hagen Bakery-Holy Trinity road and Hagen Bakery to Warakum back road, they decided to take up the challenge and fix them.
Harold said they also built footpath on the side of the road to the Hagen Tee Primary School.
“Travelling public who see us and give us K1 or K2 for our lunch will help us to open our bank account,” he said.