East New Britain Students attending the University of Papua New Guinea have taken the initiative to give back to their communities in the province by hosting several fundraisers this year to which will go towards their end of the year projects.
ENB Students Association President Ezra Kereku said they aim to carry out two projects this year, a Book Drive Project which is a continuation of the book donation drive that started in 2019 and the introduction of a new project which is the Election Awareness Project to go out and educate the local communities in the province about the election processes.
“From past election experiences, we saw that there were a lot of informal votes and informal ballot papers meaning people lacked awareness and voter education and so we would like to give our bit to contribute as students coming out of this university to give back to our province in community based projects”, added Mr Kereku.
“Unfortunately, in order for us to carry out our planned projects for this year, we need funding and currently we do not have any donors to provide financial aid hence we are raising our own funds through the fundraising events we are hosting”, added Mr Kereku.
Fundraisings have started last week at the PNG National Art Gallery & Museum with a sausage sizzle and also on sale that day where ENB printed designed shirts.
As part of their fundraising drive towards implementing the two projects to reach out to their communities in the province, the 4th mini fundraiser is set for the 2nd and the 3rd of July 2021 at the Waigani Central Stop & Shop carpark from 9am – 4pm.
“We will be selling Hot Dogs and our ENB province printed designed T-Shirts and the association will be hosting more fundraisings later on this year” said Mr Kereku.