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January 25, 2022

Fun leads to funds for Lae Centre

The UkarumpaInternational School (UIS) is located inthe Aiyura valley, Eastern Highland Province and serves a student body of approximately 150 in Kindergarten through grade 6 and approximately 110 in grades 7-12. There are 15 nationalities represented inthe school withthe majority being international students’whose parents work inthe language development and Beble translation effort in Papua New Guinea

The students’elect officers fromthe school body that forms a student council. The Student Council is giventhe responsibility to organize events and activities for allthe students’ Each yearthey organize a carnival or “fun fair”. This event is held in October and raises funds for a variety of worthy activities and ministries.

This year,the students’raised K3750 which was donated tothe Lae City Mission New Life Plantation. The New Life Plantation provides support for up to 150 young men, ages 16-24, who work onthe plantation to help pay for their board. Earlier this week, 83 young men showed up, butthere was only room for 10 additional residents. The rest had to be turned away due to lack of space. There is also a Children’s Crisis Centre, “Haus Clare”, which provides assistance to up to fifteen child victims of sexual abuse and children whose parents have dlied of AIDS.

Executive Director, Larry George visitedthe UkarumpaInternational School and received a check for K3750 from student officers Hannah Hansen and Andi Voss and Student Council President Seong Eun Jung. Larry George expressed his gratitude to allthe students’ saying, “Profits fromthe plantation only pay a small portion ofthe expenses needed to supportthe work, andthe mission relies on donations such as this. Thank you for your help. ” With this additional fundingthe Lae City Mission can continue to meetthe needs ofthe young men inthe city.

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