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VSA forced to help by Situation on Bougainville

The Secretary of the Volunteer Service Abroad foundation based in Wellington, New Zealand, MICHELLE EVANS told the gathering at the Opening of the Leitana Nehan Women’s Development Agency new resource centre that VSA went out of their way to support and raise funds for the new building after fire destroyed their office in 2010.
She said that before the fire Six volunteers were working with Leitana and therefore they had to find ways to assist.
Michelle said raising money to help support the completion of the building was a little outside their normal ways of doing things, but had overwhelming support from the VSA foundation and from many generous donors around New Zealand.
The opening of the Leitana Nehan Women’s centre is an important moment for the people of Buka and Bougainville.
She said that the centre is a place to provide safety for women and also a place women can meet and discuss how they can contribute to the development of the region. New Dawn FM/ PNG Today

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