Rotary Club of Goolwa making a difference in Papua New Guinea

HELPING OUT: Wheelchairs like this are donated to Polio handicapped at Hisiu Primary School in Papua New Guinea by Rotary Club of Goolwa.
HELPING OUT: Wheelchairs like this are donated to Polio handicapped at Hisiu Primary School in Papua New Guinea by Rotary Club of Goolwa.

The Rotary Club of Goolwa is making a difference to communities in Papua New Guinea by donating wheel chairs for those in need, especially children who are suffereing from polio.

The wheelchairs provided have been sponsored by the Wheelchair Foundation and various Rotary Clubs in Australia including the Rotary Club of Goolwa in conjunction with Rotary Club of Boroko. 

The current shipment is one 40-foot container consisting of 110 wheel chairs and spares at a retail value of more than $50,000.

This is the fourth shipment over the past 10 years. 

The first shipment of a similar donation of two 40-foot Containers containing more than 220 chairs was provided in 2009.

“The wheel chairs not only brings mobility, but independence, great joy and happiness to various patients whose mobility is affected due to various causes accidents, ailments for years,” a Rotary spokesperson said.

“Rotary club of Boroko takes this opportunity to thank the Wheel Chair Foundation and various Rotary clubs in Australia, including the Rotary Club of Goolwa for this wonderful gift.”

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