Chamber Partners with Rotary International in Rotary’s ‘Donations in Kind’ Program
17 Feb 2021
The Resource industry in PNG and our members put a lot of effort into helping PNG in remote areas in Health, Education and many other areas, with much needed support and service as well as our contributions to the government and economy of PNG.
The PNG Chamber of Mines and Petroleum is partnering with Rotary in Australia and PNG to donate medical and education supplies to PNG. The Chamber is calling on support from our members to help fund as many shipping containers as we can to be donated to PNG.
Rotary Australia World Community Service Ltd (RAWCS) through its ‘Donations in Kind’ program receives medical and educational supplies in Australia and then via the Rotary Volunteers in Australia pack and ship these containers to PNG where Rotary Volunteers in PNG unpack and distribute these medical and education supplies to much needed areas of PNG.
Since its commencement nearly thirty years ago, Rotary’s ‘Donations in Kind’ program has shipped nearly 700 containers to PNG containing donated items worth about AU$58 million. Ports regularly shipped include Port Moresby, Lae, Rabaul, Madang, Wewak, Kimbe, Alotau, Lorengau and Bougainville.
Rotary’s ‘Donations in Kind’ Program has delivered 8782 hospital beds, 3906 wheelchairs, 32,230 school desks, 92,437 cartons of books and 85,933 cartons of medical supplies.
We are calling on our Members to join with us to either donate money towards shipping more Donated Goods to PNG. If you donate the value of a full container, the container will be in your name. Alternatively if you have your own shipping and logistics, you can choose to deliver the container to ‘Donations in Kind’ in Brisbane and choose to ship, receive and distribute to your local community.
The Chamber will provide media coverage and regular updates of this project through its various platforms. All donations will be acknowledged.
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