Alotau Puma Energy staff and their families toured the YWAM Training and Medical Ship, MV YWAM PNG over the weekend, before the vessel set sail for its next deployment to Oro Province.
Puma Energy has been a major supporter of YWAM Medical Ships since 2015 through the provision of MV YWAM PNG’s total fuel and lubricant requirements for their healthcare and training activities in the Southern region and Huon Gulf.
The weekend visit gave Puma Energy’s Alotau team an opportunity to witness first-hand the major contribution Puma Energy has made toward strengthening healthcare and training in the rural and remote areas.
YWAM Medical Ships Managing Director, Mr Ken Mulligan, said that he was grateful for Puma Energy’s ongoing partnership.
“Puma Energy’s support has literally helped us access hundreds of remote villages with healthcare and training.
“The Puma Alotau team can feel very proud of what they are part of, both in Milne Bay Province and beyond – I hope they thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to see things first hand,” said Mr Mulligan.
PNG Country Manager, Mr Jim Collings, said that the partnership with YWAM was a natural fit for Puma Energy, given it’s ongoing focus on improving the health and education prospects for women and children in the country.
“We are proud of the role Puma Energy plays in assisting YWAM carry out much needed healthcare to the most rural parts of the country.
“From the feedback we’ve received, our staff wholeheartedly support this initiative. It is a very special part of our story here in PNG,” said Mr Collings.
The MV YWAM PNG and her team of 100+ volunteers will be in Oro Province for the next two weeks, delivering primary health care, dentistry, eye care, and training in collaboration with Oro Provincial Health and local healthcare providers.