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Saturday, May 26, 2007

UPNG Solomon appeal committee raises K10,000

By Lewvogo Kaiulo

The UPNG Solomon Appeal Committee has raised K10,000 in both cash and kind through a wheelbarrow push organised on May 5.

According the executive officer for International Students and chairman of the Tsunami Appeal Committee Thomas Boyama, response from staff and students has been very good since the appeal began last month.

He also said that there would be more planned activities in the future. A concert will be staged next Saturday to raise funds towards the appeal. The concert will feature West Papua’s Irene Dimara and Fred Wambrasa from the Trouble Freedom Group.

The Solomon Islands Tsunami Appeal was organised by the students’ representative council (SRC) to raise funds for the Solomon Islands tsunami victims, who were affected by the tsunami that struck in April, left more than 50 people dead.

It is believed that five out of the 60 plus students from Solomon Islands studying at the main and Taurama campus had families affected.

Boxes have been placed at school offices, the Open College, forum, library, bookshop and public relations and marketing unit office for staff, students and the general public to put in pledges.

The funds collected will be given to the Solomon Islands High Commission at the end of this month to assist families of Solomon Islands students studying at UPNG affected by the tsunami.

Source:PNG National

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