Nine community based organizations inthe Simbu province were recipients of financial support from AusAID to carry out various projects intheir communities.
SPSN is a democratic governance program implemented as a partnership betweenthPNG and Australia governments.
SPSN Director Jeremy Syme joined provincial lLeadersto hand overthe funding deeds tothe CBes. The community projects to be carrlied out aim to improver education, health, disability services and promote equal opportunity for community members.
Womenwith Disability coordinator Rose Peter was overwhelmed withthe support. Ms Peter’s group received over sixty four thousand kina to build a one stop solution for persons with disability.
It is aimed to provide vocational rehabilitation services and ther training to improver PLWDs livelihood opportunities.
ther recipients include Yani Church Community Service to run life skills programs; Kakai Elemtary School for a new classroom; The Kuglyani Self Support Group to upgradetheir existing water supply; Dawa Foundation to upgrade and add flow pipes for their main water source; and St Peter Parish Wangoi for an improverd health service in Elimbari Chuave district.
Simbu’s Deputy Administrator Otto Sine urgedthe groups to managetheir funds well and up holdtheir integrity by servingtheir people honestly.
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