DIVINE Word University students hosted a medical appeal coffee night in Madang on Aug 5 and raised K3,900 to help a senior staff member get medical treatment.
DWU students’ representative council (SRC) female vice-president Tema Elliot said the funds raised were to be donated to Amelia Wattz, a senior lecturer of DWU who was diagnosed with stage three cervical cancer, to help meet her medical expenses at Port Moresby General Hospital.
“We do take to heart all that she has contributed to building us as students and her contributions towards building the human resources of this nation,” Elliot said.
DWU Naiman students’ association president Jayson Ray said the fundraising drive was led by his association in affiliation with business studies students and supported by the SRC.
Ray said that Wattz was a senior lecturer and a mentor to many students and they felt the need to help through the drive.
“The event was held within the campus, the student body, staff and almost everybody supported us.”
The National / PNG Health Watch
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