PNG Ports donates funds from charity contest

Two charitable organisations are the lucky ones to benefit from a ‘charity fund raiser’ spearheaded by PNG Ports Corporation Limited (PNG Ports).

Port Moresby-based Life PNG Care Inc and the Simbu Children’s Foundation shared a total of K2, 693 raised from the charity contest.

The fund raiser saw members of the PNG Ports Management Team pledge money for Lae Port’s Business Manager, Felix Bauri, to trim his hair and beard.

The fund raiser, which was initiated in June this year by the PNG Ports Executive Management Team, is a workplace campaign seen as a fun way of uniting employees around a common goal to work together to inspire charitable community investment.

Funds raised will be given off to charity to promote PNG Ports’ commitment to supporting charitable organisations through its partnership and network with stakeholders.

Managing Director of PNG Ports, Stanley Alphonse, said PNG Ports promoted community and stakeholder engagement and the fund raiser was a way to involve staff members in this.

“The amount raised was purely a donation from staff who gave from the heart and we hope that the money will achieve the good purpose of serving the less fortunate,” Mr Alphonse said.

“Achieving company milestones and development goals has its rewards, but working together as a team to give a hand to help humanity is more rewarding,” he said.

He also thanked Mr Bauri for participating in the charity contest.

So far this year, PNG Ports has spent almost K200, 000 in sponsorship and donations with a good amount of this going towards charity.

PNG Ports is a state owned entity and is the gateway to bringing goods and services to the people through its role as the premier maritime trade facilitator in the region.

Both charity organisations who were recipients of K1, 346.50 each focus on equipping and empowering the future generation of PNG through educating and assisting unfortunate children.