By Eric Haurupma – EMTV News, Port Moresby
Seventh Day Adventist students at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) have made don’tions to fellow students affected by the Talaigu dormitory fire.
The don’tion includes basic necessary items like bed sheets, towels and toiletries to support students during their studies.
The April 1 blaze at the country’s premier institution has affected over 100, mostly first year, students.
Eyewitnesses said the fire started at around 7pm in one of the rooms upstairs, and just 15 minutes later the 36 cubical dormitory that houses the first year students was engulfed by large flames.
Following this incident, many students have lost property worth thousands of kina in the blaze.
Meanwhile, four weeks into this incident and little has been given to assist those students affected.
Recently, the Seventh Day Adventist Church together with SDA Students Association don’ted items as part of cash and kind contributions to their fellow students.
Elder and Personal Ministry Leader, Arilla Haro, students are part of the church community and this contribution shows that they care for each other.
He said the integral part of this don’tion highlighted a communal responsibility where students can help each other during a time of need.