Press Releases11 February 2021
Steamships Helping to Expand Seif Haus Facilities at Kaugere.
Steamships is partnering with the Kaugere Meri Seif Haus to expand its services to women and children affected by domestic violence, Steamships Chief Executive Officer Rupert Bray said today.
Steamships has donated two containers to more than double the Kaugere Meri Seif Haus’ capacity. The containers were delivered by East West Transport, a division of Steamships.
“Steamships is keenly aware of the need in the community for safe and welcoming accommodation for women and children fleeing domestic violence,” he said.
“There are too few options. These containers will be refitted to provide two more bedrooms and allow the office in the existing Haus to be converted into a third. This will provide five bedrooms overall, a big improvement from the existing two.”
The Kaugere Meri Seif Haus is managed by the Foursquare Living Light Gospel Church and provides temporary shelter to victims of violence in Moresby South and the National Capital District.
“Unfortunately, we have a very high demand for accommodation at the Seif Haus,” said Mrs. Angesula Jogamup, a gender and women’s empowerment expert who is also on the management committee.
“We thank Steamships for this important donation. We will use funds provided to us by NCDC to fit out the containers and make safe, modern accommodations for the families who stay with us.”
“Through this donation, we will be able to support more women and children in our community.”
She thanked Mr. Bray and Steamships and said the new accommodations will be named the Steamships Dormitories.
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