MRDC supports young MAF pilot in fundraising drive


The Mineral Resources Development Company (MRDC) today presented K10,000 to the Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) to support its ongoing operations in Papua New Guinea.

MRDC Chief Operating Officer (COO) Mr. John Tuaim proudly acknowledged the wonderful services that MAF brings to some of the most remote parts of PNG.

“MAF has operated continuously in PNG since 1951. Their mission and dedicated aviation service has transformed lives in some of the most remote and difficult communities.”

“Through their work, they have ensured many Papua New Guineans were able to have access to health-care, education, safe water, and spreading the Word of God,” Mr. Tuaim said.

The MRDC donation is targeted at fundraising efforts by young MAF Pilot Mr. Joseph Tua.

Growing up in the Southern Highlands, Joseph had always dreamt of becoming a pilot. With support from his parents, Joseph enrolled at the Nelson Aviation College in New Zealand in 2015. He graduated in 2018, and began flying for MAF in 2019, based in Mt Hagen.

Being a non-profit, international Christian organization, a requirement for each of its pilots is to raise $10,000 to help fund its operations.

“I’m very pleased that the MRDC has accepted my humble request to help me meet my quota of fundraising.”

“It is a contribution to a very worthy cause. I am so proud to fly for MAF. With support from organizations like the MRDC, we will continue to serve our people, especially those that live in very remote and difficult areas where the delivery of basic service remains a major challenge,” Joseph said.

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