25 April, 2016
A partnership project between
National Board for Disabled Persons (NBDP)/ National Orthotic & Prosthetic Services (NOPS)/ PNG Assemblies of Disabled Persons (PNG ADP)
Almah Kuambu, from the National Orthotic & Prosthetic Services in Papua New Guinea wrote to Des Gwilliams, from Canstruct to thank the company for their help in delivering wheelchairs in Oro. According to Almah
“Canstruct has truly displayed an amazing partnership and network in delivering basic level wheelchair services in Oro!! Not only have Canstruct built bridges in Oro, but explored avenues to assist wheelchair users as well by liaising with NGOs and the Government. At the same time, thankyou to Australian Aid through SPSN, 3 Nationals trained through the wheelchair project (National Board for Disabled Persons; National Orthotic & Prosthetic Services and PNG Assemblies of Disabled Persons were able to provide appropriate clinical and technical advice in delivering the wheelchairs as well. Sister Daisy, Andy and Billy are great.
You guys have provided a great team work towards Canstruct’s community services which I believe Canstruct will take away good memories of beautiful butterfly Oro Province. Thanlyou Canstruct for going the extra mile, the pictures speaks happiness!!”
Des attended the handover of the 6th and last Canstruct wheel chair delivery on April 23 to Lucas Osi at Obisusu Village.
In addition Des has been busy around the province delivering school books to local schools and Kindys. Canstruct staff and friends at home in Brisbane donated more than 30 boxes of books which were sent over by container ship. On April 21, Des visited the Embogo Church School and delivered some books and pencil sets.
Dan Murphy, Des Gwilliams, Kris Beard, Cliff Lifu,Terry McComskie and Mark Tunnicliff have all visited schools and Kindys in the Province at various times in the last three years to deliver books, pencils, desks and chairs for these schools. Dan Murphy donated over 15,000 pencils and 500 footballs. Other Canstruct staff and their families have donated a total of 30 boxes of books.