MALAITANS living and working in Gatton, Queensland, Australia has donated medical materials to Kilu’ufi hospital.
In a statement on Friday, the group’s spokesperson, George Anisi Maefiti said they are humbled and willing to assist the province’s biggest Hospital with the medical supplies.
“We the Malaitans here at Gatton, QLD, Australia are humbled with willing hearts to happily let you all know that we have been doing a fundraising appeal to all Malatians residing in Gatton, at $100.00 AUD per head in aid to help support our Kiluufi hospital in Malaita.
“Many of us have been away from home for a long time and the thought of at least giving back something small for our own provincial hospital comes to mind,” they said.
It was reported that the first shipment of materials are now in Honiara.
“We are happy to donate the materials to our Kilufi hospital, with help from Mr. Emmanuel E2N Honiara (shipping arrangements) and Rotary Club Australia
“Some items have now arrived in Honiara, and some more are yet to be shipped sometime early next month. We are working with responsible authorities to help with getting the materials to get to the hospital and to put them to good use,” the statement said.
We hope that through our example others will be encouraged to do the same or similar support for our other provincial hospitals, it added.