The Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC) is helping to keep disadvantaged and vulnerable kids away from the streets and in school.

The Company has donated Five thousand kina (K5000) towards Life PNG Care’s ‘Strongim Pikinini Education Program’ (SPEP) to keep up to 75 street kids enrolled in schools in the National Capital District (NCD).

MRDC as custodians of people’s wealth seeks to improve the quality of life for all and by investing in grass root based organisations like Life PNG Care and the work it does; the company continues to fulfil its vision of a better future for PNG.

Life PNG Care Inc Director Collin Pake said Life PNG Care passionate about seeing the future of unfortunate children strengthened in mind, body and spirit and was grateful that MRDC shares that passion through its continued support of the organisation.

“Through the commitment of MRDC and other companies and individuals alike, it is a constant reminder to us that your support goes directly to its intended purpose”, said Mr Pake.

The SPEP has supported 52 unfortunate children last year at a cost of K56, 000. This covers for school project fees, uniforms, stationary, bus fare and lunch.

Mr Pake said the number of children has increased to 75 this year and the organisation now needs to raise K84, 000 to keep all the children in school.

So far only three companies including MRDC, Motor Vehicle Insurance Limited (MVIL) and National Airports Corporation (NAC) have assisted, still leaving the organisation with a huge shortfall with the school year already underway.

This assistance is yet another example of MRDC’s commitment towards supporting community development initiatives in the country.

Corporate houses interested in supporting the SPEP can learn more about the Life PNG care via their website

Above: Life PNG CAre Group photo with all the kids they support

MRDC representative Iona Reto presenting cheque to Collin Pake

Collin and wife Freda centred around the kids