Youths get a helping hand

Youth & Careers

City Mission and Port Moresby Nature Park have joined forces to provide opportunities to underprivileged youths in Port Moresby.
The park is employing 10 youths from City Mission as part of the mission’s life skills training programme, giving opportunity to disadvantaged youths.
The youths have been helping build the new Bird of Paradise precinct with the supervision of Red Sea Housing, the sponsor of the project which is managing the construction as part of its support.
City Mission farm manager for the New Life Skills Training Centre, Peter Moody, said the mission aims to work with other charitable organisations within the area.
“This is the second time we have partnered with the Nature Park for training opportunities for youths and we hope the park would employ some of them as permanent employees,” Moody said.
Park general manager Michelle McGeorge said it was a wonderful opportunity to have upstanding young men be part of building a wildlife precinct that would become a legacy for generations to come.
“Some of the youths would most likely gain permanent employment at the park after their three-month tenure and thanks to City Mission for providing such wonderful candidates who demonstrated commitment to their tasks and project,” she said.
The City Mission life skills programme started about 25 years ago to support underprivileged youths in Port Moresby.
The programme focused on taking young men from lives full of crime, substance abuse, and hardship, to a life where they were able to positively contribute to their families, societies and communities.

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