Acting Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Hon Manasseh Maelanga donate a total of $100,000 to two local charity organisations today.
Hon Maelanga travelled to San Isidro Care Centre in Aruligho, North West Guadalcanal and the Christain Care Centre in East Honiara to donate the funds in person.
Mr Maelanga first travelled to San Isidro Care Centre to present $50,000 which he presented to the Centre’s headgirl, Lawrencia Love in the presence of the Centre’s founder, Br George, the Centre’s principal and the student body.
In accepting the gift, Br George has indicated to the Acting Prime Minister that the centre has doubled on its intake for 2016, making it a great challenge for the Centre to accommodate an additional 25 new intakes.
Br George has commended the Acting Prime Minister for the timely donation which he indicated will go towards building a new permanent dormitory for the male students, who are currently living on thatched-roof houses.
With over 60 students to accommodate, the Centre’s administration is planning to complete the new dormitory building by 2017, and the funds will go towards achieving that target, said Br George.
He said the training Centre aspires to provide children living with disabilities a bright future, and so far, training on woodworks, carpentry and agriculture for boys, and home economics and agriculture for girl students administered by the Centre has continued to equip the students with knowledge and skills to help them sustain their living after they leave the Centre.
Similarly, a trip to the eastern Honiara enabled Hon Maelanga to present another $50,000 to the Coordinator of Christian Care Centre, Sr Phyllis Margaret Sau.
“It is through my heart that I decided to present your organization this donation to enable your organization to continue with the good work of supporting affected mothers and children”, said Hon Maelanga.
On both occasions, Hon Maelanga reiterated the Government commitment to continue support the institutions, adding the funds were raised only during the week during a charity act on the celebrations of the Malaysian Independence anniversary on Tuesday night, but the Government is still committed to continue to support the centres in the future.
A brief performance by the Acting Prime Minister during the celebrations raised the total sum which was sponsored by the Malaysian Consulate in Honiara.
Hon Maelanga decided to donate the proceeds to the two centres.
Source: PM Press Release