Australian High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea, HE Jon Philp, presented electrical tools and joinery equipment to the Port Moresby Sheltered Workshop Thursday (3 December) – marking International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The High Commissioner was honoured to celebrate the day with members of the workshop, reflecting the importance of fair treatment and inclusive participation in all levels of society.
Mr Philp was delighted to be able to celebrate the day with workshop members.
He said, “Everyone should be afforded an opportunity to participate in and contribute to society and Australia is committed to helping persons with disabilities to achieve that goal.”
The equipment presented through the Papua New Guinea-Australia Partnership – will enable the workshop to continue offering joinery services including training to persons with disabilities.
Mr Trevor Sereva, Council Chairman of the workshop grateful for this support.
He said, “This equipment will greatly assist us in delivering training and building new and better-quality products. We would like to thank the Australian Government for recognising our needs during these tough times.”
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is celebrated each year on 3 December to promote an understanding of persons with disabilities and to recognise persons with disabilities as equal participants and contributors to development.