Femili PNG is pleased to receive a charitable donation of K100,000 from K92 Mining. This support by K92 mining will help Femili PNG’s efforts in addressing family and sexual violence in PNG.
The handover of the cheque took place at the Femili PNG Case Management Centre in Lae where the K92 Mining team learned more about the organisation’s operations and how survivors are assisted through its case management centres.
Upon handing over the cheque, Philip Samar, K92 Mining VP Government & Community Affairs said, ‘’we have been in operation for four years, and for us as a new company, we want to be able to support social issues and social agendas. We can do that through collaborating with Femili PNG, given what you have done to date with the number of people you have helped and the cases you’ve assisted.’’ Mr. Samar acknowledged the work done by Femili PNG in helping women, children and families. He added, ‘’we appreciate what Femili PNG is doing, as it is not obligated to do this but continues to step in the gap, so hopefully this support goes to some extent to assist your work.’’
The K92 Mining team accompanying Mr. Samar included the Community, Access & Sustainable Development Manager Jim Kia, Community Development Officer Ovex Jamaika and Senior Community Affairs Officer Levi Lamu.
Femili PNG Communications & Fundraising Officer Jonica Jay with Community and Outreach Officers Paul Kunump and Corneleah Jajem thanked K92 Mining for the generous donation on behalf of Femili PNG. ‘’It requires collective efforts from partners and everyone to address the issues of FSV, GBV and all forms of violence and it’s good to have K92 Mining come on board to push this agenda,’’ said Ms. Jay. In thanking K92 Mining, she added, ‘’this donation will go towards supporting Femili PNG in its continuous role in dealing with the issue of FSV. Femili PNG is thankful and looks forward to working with K92 Mining through its community engagements.’’
Femili PNG and K92 Mining have initiated discussions on working in partnership, and collaborating with service providers and organisations in Eastern Highlands Province to conduct more awareness and assist FSV survivors.
K92 Mining have included information about Femili PNG and the donation in their September 2021 quarterly newsletter, available here.