By Judith Kasek – EM TV, Port Moresby
There is a growing number of children on the streets of our nations capital; the less fortunate who still cannot afford to go to school, despite the government’s free education policy in place. And there are many more women and children facing violence and abuse, every day.
WeCare Foundation, for women and children at risk of violence and abuse, is taking a stand in the National Capital District, to provide ‘a helping hand’ to women and children in need.
Established and registered in 2007, the foundation supports communities through the provision of services needed to enable the poor, marginalized and abandoned young women and children to become good and productive citizens in PNG.
Founder and patron of the foundation, Fr. John Glynn, said the foundation started with him supporting care groups in settlements in Port Moresby.
From the support groups the foundation has five support projects that help women and children especially with education, feeding programs, early childhood learning, special needs and women empowerment.
Fr. John said the foundation does not take away the problems of the people they help but assist them in lessening their burdens.
One of the main issues faced by the foundation however is making sure the community takes ownership of their problems and those around them.
The foundation has assisted over 500 children through the education and feeding programs and continues to support individuals, families and communities, throughout the country