With over 300 special needs students, the Mt Sion Center for the Blind appreciates all the assistance it can get.
Located outside Goroka along the Okuk Highway, the centre which comes under the Network of Callan Services is a recently added donation partner of Trukai Industries Limited.
The company has over the last year come on board to assist the organization with 100kg of rice to help facilitate the feeding needs of its students as well as the teachers and the community based rehabilitation officers.
Principal for Mt Sion, Justin Wagame expressed his thanks to Trukai and mentioned that the rice donation was also used during their outreach programs which catered to an excess of 700 people living with disabilities (PLWDs).
“The rice donation caters to all members of the centre but it comes in handy when the community based rehabilitation officers visit our site for their weekly briefing sessions,” he said.
Trukai’s CEO, Alan Preston, outlined that the centre was an example of the type of organization they supported through their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program under the TruCare brand.
“Trukai is all about community based initiatives that caters to marginalized groups of people, Mt Sion Centre for the Blind with its holistic and educational based projects is a shining example of this,” he said.
Trukai also supports the Cheshire Home in Port Moresby that caters to People living with Disabilities (PLWDs) and has been doing so for more than fifteen years.
With over a tonne of rice donated to date, Mr Preston added that the company is excited to continue this support to such an organization that represents PLWDs in the community.