Femili PNG is pleased to announce that the official opening of its new office in Lae took place on 5 June 2017. The official opening luncheon was held at the Lae International Hotel, followed by a blessing and ribbon cutting at the new office.
Newcrest Mining Limited made a generous donation of K200,000 to Femili PNG in March 2017 which was used to renovate the office space so that survivors can have access to safe and confidential client consultations.
Newcrest Executive General Manager of External Affairs, Mr Ian Kemish said, ‘’Newcrest is delighted to make a practical contribution to Femili PNG’s critical Lae service in support of the victims of family violence and abuse. Through our contribution we acknowledge both the dedication of Femili PNG’s staff, and the significant impact that abuse – predominantly of women and children – has on PNG’s communities and workplaces, a problem we have committed to help combat through our program Trupla Man Trupla Meri initiated by our workforce at Lihir mining operations.’’
The office building is the property of the Evangelical Lutheran Church which has been leased to Femili PNG at a discounted rate. Femili PNG management and staff appreciates the support and partnership with Newcrest and the Lutheran Church. The location of the office is not disclosed for security reasons.