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Friday, September 08, 2006

Local PAU students assist feed the needy in Papua New Guinea

By Moffat Mamu

Local students studying at the Pacific Adventist University (PAU), Papua New Guinea were among other pacific islands students who have visited the disadvantage to provide them with breakfast. The students were part of the Operation Food for Life programme, which ran for a week throughout last week in PNG

The students also visited the Bomana Primary School outside of Port Moresby, Bomana Prison, Diamond High School and the hospital.

One of the local students, Eleama Paul described the program as very exciting. "It was very exciting because we were able to visit various parts of the Port Moresby to feed those in need," Ms Paul said.

The food donated were supplied by Sanitarium Health Food Company from Australia and coordinated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. It aimed at bringing nutritious food and Jesus Christ to the disadvantage people.

Ms Paul told Solomon Star that the students have been blessed with the programme because they were able to see people who are facing difficulties. During the programme adults and children were fed with free breakfast containing five different cereals, served with milk. She said some children really enjoyed their meal because for them it was their first time to taste such good food.

Food for Life is in its second year in PNG. It was initiated five years ago and is now an annual event also in the Cook Islands, Fiji and Kiribati. About 15,000 people in NCD have been covered under the programme, which ends over the weekend. In the Solomon Islands such program is yet to be undertaken but plans are underway to have such programme conducted in the country soon.

Source: Solomon Star

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