PNG Container Project

Calling for your assistance!

Did you know that some Australian Lasallian schools (and some non- Lasallian schools, too), generously donate to our PNG Containers' Project? We have been sending used tables, chairs, desks, filing cabinets, computers, sports gear and clothing, stationery, text books, and so on, all of which are superfluous to Australian schools' requirements, to support Lasallian staff and students in our needy schools in PNG. The Project has made a wonderful contribution to the range of goods available for our PNG cousins, and when the containers are emptied, we convert them into teacher housing in Port Moresby. (Yes, housing in Port Moresby is crazily expensive). 

All good so far, sounds great, but purchasing a 40' container, paying for storage of donated goods awaiting shipping to PNG, plus the associated freight forwarding and Customs' charges, is an expensive exercise. Maybe you are in the shipping, trucking or customs' agency businesses yourself, or you have contacts who are? Maybe you have spare space in a factory or warehouse which we might be able to use occasionally?  Maybe you have goods like the ones described above which are no longer needed?

If the answer is 'yes' to any of these questions, I invite you to contact Joanne Nehme, the Lasallian Volunteers' Coordinator for Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea, at joannenehme@delasalle.org.au or on 02- 9795 6400. Jo will be very happy to discuss these matters with you.

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