With the similar motives and missions to improve the lively of the people with disabilities realizing their full potential in life, the National Cultural Commission has come to the aid of underprivileged people with disabilities providing two wheels chairs through the collaborative arrangement with the Kun Women Association Inc., a charity organization based in Port Moresby and Suriki in the Laigap-Porgera District of Enga Province.
Kun Women Association Incorporation (KWA) is a Non-Government organization all women group which comprises of marginalized youth, girls and women including residents not only donating wheelchairs and clutches to people with disabilities but also take part in other activities like conducting awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS, sorcery Accusation and provide basic adult literacy skills training like reading and writing, sewing, arts and crafts, cultural activities promoting eco-tourism in the community.
With the objective to assist the marginalized people in the community especially people with disabilities serving its purpose providing safe and conducive environment that facilitate training, provide medical health care and supplies and assisting people with disabilities to promote and protect their rights and advocate for their needs.
Kun Women Association look at other programs like basic literacy training to marginalized children, girls and women improving their skills in sewing, cultural activities like arts and crafts, farming, address gender-based violence against women and girls to fulfill their purpose in life living a sustainable livelihood.
“We have purchased and supplied wheel chairs, crutches, eye glass (radiation), medical supplies, beddings, and agriculture seedlings.
This time the Kun Women Association were on the receiving end of a donations of two new Wheel chairs the donated by the National Cultural Commission, a Government agency under the ministry of Tourism, Art and Culture mandated to preserve, protect, develop, promote and safeguard PNG’s diverse and indigenous cultural heritages.
President Delsi Nick Casper expressed her gratitude for the kindhearted donations thanking National Cultural Commission and its management for realizing and recognizing the need of the marginalized people who need such basic equipment’s.
“We are a group of women established with similar motives to help those underprivileged people in the community thus this donation will go a long way to serve those that are in need. These wheel chairs will be donated to the Suruki Disability Centre,” she said.
Mrs. Jenny Jeffery, Executive Manageress, Corporative who presented the two Wheel Chairs applauded the Women’s group for taking the courage and boldness in the community to help those people in need particularly the marginalized group of people, those that are with disability.
Its great to see such vibrant women group stepping up in the community and society to address social issues and care for the vulnerable.Hence, National Cultural Commission, on behalf of the Executive director Mr. Steven Enomb Kilanda, I would like to present to you these two-wheel chairs to the Kun Women Association to donate it to someone who needed this essential equipment.
Our help is such that we offer these small but significant assistance; hope it benefits those that will be receiving this wheel chairs and this will empower them to be useful member of the community in whatever small things are venture in or do at the community level,” added Mrs. Jeffery.
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