THE Tembari Children's Care (TCC) Inc is a day care facility at ATS Oro Settlement, 7-Mile, outside of Port Moresby, PNG. To date, it takes care of more than 200 former street children - orphans, abandoned and the unfortunate - by serving them meals twice a day, and providing them early education. Assistance - food and money - is sent by supporters who find merit in the services we provide to these children. At The Center, they are family. For all of these, we need support that is sustainable.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
RH Trading staff cheer Tembari kids on Chinese New Year
By ALFREDO P HERNANDEZ
A Friend of Tembari Children
RH TRADING, Papua New Guinea’s biggest trading house, capped the celebration of the Chinese New Year this year with a visit to the Tembari children on Saturday.
From January 23 this year, Chinese people across the globe celebrated the Year of the Dragon.
Led by CC Ang, general manager of RH Hypermart, the group composed of Filipinos and local personnel came to the centre with a lot of goodies for the kids.
More than 100 Tembari children showed up to each receive “Ang Pao”, a red envelop usually presented at gatherings or on holidays such as the Chinese New Year.
The envelopes contained token amount, which delighted the children as it was the first time that they received a gift such as this one.
The red colour of the envelope symbolises good luck and is supposed to ward off evil spirits.
Ang said they visited the children to present to them several goodies such rice, noodles, milk, tinned fish and candies, among others to mark the close of the Chinese New Year’s celebration.
Hayward Sagembo, president of the Tembari Chidren’s Care (TCC) thanked the visitors, saying that it was one of those occasions that the Tembari children would receive visitors from the expatriate community.
Sagembo noted that groups from the Malaysian community such as RH Trading has been one of those that continued to be around to bring foodstuff donations badly needed by the children.
Tembari is a day-care facility providing preschool education to more than 100 children alongside elementary and primary schooling to more than 100 others.
The centre also provides twice-a-day feeding session from Monday to Friday to the beneficiary children, with help from various donors and supporters in Port Moresby.
If you think you are able to donate something to the children, please don’t hesitate to contact this blogger through the email provided below.