Staff from ANG’s Corporate Quality and Safety Department put a smile on the face of these children when they presented gift bags with goodies.
Group leader, Sonia Sebulon said her team did several fundraising activities throughout the year for their social club, some of the monies raised have been used to purchase gifts for the children.
She said“ We were able to buy little things like chocolates, sweet biscuits, fruits, toiletries, tinned food and rice. But most importantly, seeing smile on the face of these children gave us great satisfaction.”
The Air Niugini staff also bought hotdogs, drinks and apples for the children which they shared with them during lunch time.
The visit to the Cheshire home was the staff’s own initiative and they planned to return next year with something bigger and better planned for the children.
Cheshire Home Admin Assistant, Manuka Igo said the operations of Cheshire home depends entirely on donations from individuals and organizations and such gesture from ANG staff meant a lot to these children.
“ Most of these kids don’t even know who their parents are. Of the 21 kids being looked after here, maybe about five have parents that come to visit them but the rest are taken care of by the staff here. That’s why spreading good cheer, sharing with them and seeing the smile on their face makes all of us happy.” Mrs Igo said
There are twenty one (21) children with disabilities who come from all over Papua New Guinea and now reside at the Cheshire home in Port Moresby. They are being looked after by thirteen (13) staff members.
Air Niugini through Kumul Consolidated Holdings(KCH) has been supportive towards the operations of Cheshire Home and other charity organisations including Life care PNG and the PNG Cancer Society by offering discounted airfares for their staff to travel around the country to carry out their operations.