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Kumul Petroleum Holdings presents K100, 000 to LPC – proceeds from the Charity Golf Challenge
L-R – PR Officer for Life PNG Care, Rex Kia; Wapu Sonk, Managing Director of KPHL; Collin Pake, Director and Founder of LPC.

Kumul Petroleum Holdings presents K100, 000 to LPC – proceeds from the Charity Golf Challenge

Papua New Guinea’s National Oil and Gas Company (NOC) Kumul Petroleum Holdings Limited (KPHL) today presented K100, 000 to Life PNG Care (LPC), as proceeds from the recently held Kumul Petroleum Charity Golf Challenge (KPCGC).

The inaugural fundraising golf tournament was held on Friday 13th July, at the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club for LPC, a PNG non-government-organisation which cares for and educates children in Port Moresby.

A total of 42 four-man Ambrose teams, mostly from corporate bodies, participated at the KPCGC raising about K100, 000 from registration fees, auctions and donations.

KPHL Managing Director Wapu Sonk commended the teams for supporting KPHL in achieving an excellent result at the inaugural event.

“The charity golf event which will be held annually for LPC, will be our signature event and we hope to see more business houses and individuals take part for a very worthy cause.”

Mr Sonk also said; “At this juncture, I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Director of LPC, Mr Colin Pake for the recognition he received recently from the Queen.

Colin was awarded the 64th Commonwealth Point of Light honour by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11, in honour of his exceptional voluntary service improving the lives of vulnerable children in Port Moresby.”

“LPC is doing a tremendous job by empowering underprivileged children in Port Moresby for a sustainable future through education under Strongim Pikinini Education and Mobile Education Programs.”

“We are proud to be associated with a charity like LPC, as its objectives are very much aligned with Kumul Petroleum Holding’s vision which is to create opportunities for Papua New Guineans”.

“KPHL truly believes that our support of LPC is not only creating a better future for Papua New Guineans but will be a win-win partnership,” Mr Sonk said.

 

Life PNG Care

This year under the Strongim Pikinini Education Program (SPEP), Life PNG Care (LPC) is sending 250 orphans and vulnerable children (out of school children) to continue their primary and secondary education in the National Capital District.

This initiative will cost about K100, 000 and this amount covers their education expenses such as school project fees, uniforms, shoes, school stationeries, bus fares, lunches etc for the whole year.

The amount excludes costs associated with maintenance of 54 children who are residents at LPC’s Family Home Care at Gerehu.

SPEP, an initiative of Life PNG Care started in 2014 to help educate orphans and unfortunate out of school children who have dreams to go to school but cannot because of family situations. We have successfully enrolled orphans and vulnerable children in the following years:

  • 2017 - 108
  • 2016  - 75
  • 2015. – 45
  • 2014 - 8

These children have great potential and it’s only when we give them the right opportunity to help them see who they are rather than just trying to survive, that they will succeed and truly contribute to nation building.

Colin Pake Yakio

Director and Founder - Life PNG Care

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