Vitis Industries Limited under its Vitis Foundation has jumped on board the band wagon to support independence sporting activities in the Moresby North East electorate in Port Moresby.
K10, 000 in cash was dished out to five community sports associations with each receiving K2, 000 each on Wednesday. Youth leader from ATS community, Cross Serki said youths have missed out in independence anniversary celebrations and thanked the Foundation to come on board with such initiative.
‘’We have sports associations in our communities in the electorate but sadly there is no youth structure at the political level that derails the progress of youths in the electorate,’’ he said.
‘’This is a good start with partnering with youths through sports and please don’t forget youths as we are backbone of communities,’’ he added.
Foundation chairman Dr Sergey Mossine said it was about giving back to the community.
‘’We are a small company and we aim to provide employment and change people’s livelihood. Through this support towards sports, it’s about staying together and supporting each other,’’ he said.
6 mile community sports coordinator Raymond Kopa said people in his community appreciate the kind gesture given by the Foundation, adding it was first of a kind of a business house in the electorate to come to their aid.
The communities that benefitted included Goilala community in 6 mile, Saraga 6mile, Erima Flyover, ATS settlement, Kinakon, 14mile and communities that reside at the back of Vitis industries yard.
The Vitis Foundation was created to support communities in the North East area.