Saturday, January 9, 2010
BSP donates to Lifeline Foundation
By OMAE KOAKE
PAPUA New Guinea’s premier bank,
Bank South Pacific donated valuable
resources to one of the oldest nongovernment
organisations in the country,
Lifeline Foundation PNG, this
week in Port Moresby.
The office equipment included four
chairs, two work tables, two cabinets
and a brand new computer set.
According to the foundation, the
donation is timely and would have a greater impact on work which the foundation is doing in communities.
Foundation director Joseph Saronduo in receiving the items could not find the proper words to express
their gratefulness. He could only sincerely thank BSP management for helping the foundation to expand it’s
services to as many people as possible not only in the NCD but throughout the entire country. Mr. Saronduo said that the foundation is one of the very first NGOs with it’s history going back some 37 years ago when it was initially established in the country in 1973. He said the foundation is a Christian NGO and it specialises in Christian based counseling for people engulfed with many of life’s problems and have no way to turn to for a redirection in life. “Many people might have thought that that the foundation had gone defunct but we are still in operation and assisting people,” said Saronduo. “Today, we see many new NGO groups being established for what purposes we do not know but the foundation is truly non-profitable and its work is merely supported through cash and kind from donors who believe in the work the foundation does.” He said the organisation has never received such donations in the recent past until only last year when NCD Governor Powes Parkop funded a major facelift of its entire office block. BSP’s officer in charge for strategy and planning section Moses Kewa thanked the foundation for the great work it does in helping people whose lives are in turmoil with today’s problems by giving them a new direction in their life’s many endeavours.
“The BSP in it’s community service obligation initiative has assisted schools, churches, youth groups and
many other sectors of the community and this time it’s the Lifeline Foundation for it’s services in mending
broken souls,” said Mr Kewa.