Steamships and Moore Printing Support the Hands of Rescue Foundation


Steamships and Moore Printing recently handed over cheques for PGK100,000 to The Hands of Rescue Foundation (THOR). Present to witness the donation were General Manager Corporate Affairs Vele Rupa, Moore Printing Managing Director David Doig, and THOR founder Dr. Barry Kirby.

THOR is a Papua New Guinean non-profit organization based in Alotau, Milne Bay Province with a focus on achieving safe motherhood for women in Papua New Guinea. Its mission is to reduce maternal mortality throughout Milne Bay and the rest of PNG.

Steamships GM Corporate Affairs Vele Rupa said, “Steamships employs over 600 women across our business, all over the country, the importance of safe motherhood is not lost on us.  If there is a way for us to help in a small way, we are incredibly pleased to do so.

“The maternal health and wellbeing of our female colleagues is important to a healthy community. We recognize the fact that when women and girls are safe, healthy, educated, employed, and empowered they can contribute to all aspects of life, especially their families, and the community and nation will flourish. “

Moore Printing Managing Director David Doig said that Moore has been supporting Dr. Barry for the past three years or so and has so far provided THOR with K150,000 in cash donations as well as other assistance in kind in support of promoting THOR and Dr Barry’s much-needed work.

Mr Doig said it was very pleasing to see the Steamships Group become another supporter of Dr Barry and his tireless efforts to save the lives of birthing mothers and their babies.

During the cheque presentation, Dr Barry said the donation would go towards ensuring THOR services reach the outlying island communities in Milne Bay Province.

In 2021 Steamships spent over K900,000 on community projects focusing on women, health, education, and the environment. Notable recipients have been Susu Mamas, Buk Bilong Pikinini, Bel Isi, Femili PNG and the Gateway Children’s Fund. 

Moore Printing is the largest manufacturer and supplier of business forms and general printing in Papua New Guinea with a long history of providing innovative, quality paper-based business communication solutions. Moore has continued to expand its expertise and production beyond traditional offset printing & business forms to now include digital printing & variable imaging and document management solutions. Now employing over 240 people in Papua New Guinea, Moore continues to lead the way in the provision of world-class print, document, and e-business solutions.

Steamships’ time in Papua New Guinea has seen it evolve into seven distinct businesses that span three competitive industries: property, hospitality and logistics. The can-do spirit is imbued in everything it does. The business’ success has been built on creating sustainable shareholder value through long-term investment, development, diversification, operational excellence and good governance. At Steamships we believe that every day brings the potential to do things better than yesterday. We don’t just do business in Papua New Guinea, it’s our home.

Top Picture CaptionSteamships GM Corporate Affairs, Vele Rupa, Dr Barry, THOR Team Member, MD Moore Printing, David Doig at cheque presentation to The Hands of Rescue Foundation team.

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