By Julie Badui Owa – EMTV News, Lae
The National Volunteer Service of PNG (NVSPNG) began their two weeks training in Lae today for 50 volunteers who came into the city from the Momase, Niugini Islands and the Highlands Region. The volunteers, recruited by the NVSPNG with their technical expertise in health, agriculture, education and other projects such as water and fisheries.
Program Director, Jacqueline Krewanty, says the purpose of the training is to educate the volunteers to serve their communities without expectations.
The people who have volunteered to serve different communities throughout PNG, are being trained to serve in the rural communities without expectations. Some of the communities they will serve include remote areas in the country.
This is the 18th recruitment done this year by the National Volunteer Service of PNG. It is a statutory body of the Government established through an Act of Parliament in 1990, aligned with the Department of Community Development, Youth and Religion, and comes under the care of the Minister responsible. Its intended purpose is to recruit nationally skilled and qualified Papua New Guineans to serve in rural communities as volunteers.
The fifty men and women selected have volunteered to sacrifice two years of their lives to provide much needed services to communities that lack Government services.
NVS is a mechanism put in place by the government to facilitate in areas where the normal service delivery of the Government have failed to reach or doesn’t exist.