by Eric Haurupma – EM TV, Port Moresby
While the Salvation Army’s House of Hope is predominantly responsible for combating social issues, they have limited facilities.
Salvation Army’s House of Hope director, Major Ridia Nenewa revealed that there is no safe house to provide counselling and resources for victims of abuse, violence and neglect.
She said children at the Salvation Army are part and parcel of this picture and that they are just a portion of many children in Papua New Guinea who lack access to basic necessities to sustain their livelihoods.
Nenewa, however, is concerned about the lack of facilities to help support these disadvantaged children.
Red Shield Advisory Board Chairman Mark Baker said they have the best possible love and care given to them by a team of welfare aides, an education officer and a professional social worker.
He said the Salvation Army community’s project has been a source of refuge for abused, neglected and abandoned children.