Community foundation to be launched in Bundi

The people of Snow Pass in Bundi, Madang Province are preparing for the launch of the new Kumura Foundation scheduled on February 18-19.

The Kumura Foundation was established to support healthcare, education, Eco-Tourism and other much needed community development projects.

Founder Vincent Kumura said the foundation aims to help improve the livelihood of the poor and disadvantaged people of remote Bundi.

He said this is part of his community service work for the people of remote Bundi.

Kumura was the 2016 Digicel PNG Foundation Men of Honour Community Ingenuity Awardee for the numerous volunteer community services he did for the people of Bundi since 2013.

His assistance has literally impacted thousands of disadvantage lives.

The launch of the foundation is expected to attract over 4,000 people, some of which he has helped along the way.

Activities will include more than 10 cultural singsing groups from as far as Kongi, Asaro, Yommy, Jimi, and Chimbu and all over Bundi. 

Some of the iconic culture groups are the famous Bundi Butterfly Dance, the Imuri Fire Dance of Karizokara and the Dengwand Culture Group of NorthChimbu.

Port Moresby based artist Lesley Wengembo will also be present to exhibit some of his masterpieces to support the humanitarian efforts.

Two medical doctors from the United States who have supported Kumura's community services will also be present for the launch.

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Arts Tobias Kulang has been invited to be the keynote speaker of the event.

Any interested individuals or business houses willing to support the foundation can deposit into Vincent Kumura's BSP Cheque Acct No. 7004219684.

Quintina Naime