Theodist Ltd Announces Winner of Back to School CRV Promotion

by PNG Business News - March 13, 2023

Photo: Theodist presenters in front of the 'Back to School CRV Promotion vehicle"

Theodist Ltd has announced the winner of its Back to School CRV Promotion. Mr Lantan Dawaki was declared the winner on Saturday, 11 March 2023 at the Theodist Car Park Entrance. The promotion, which ran from January to the end of February, was open to customers who spent K200 or more and were automatically entered into the draw. Participants from Lae, Mt Hagen and Port Moresby branches were eligible to enter.

Ryan Pini, the Business Development Manager of Theodist, drew the winner from among the participants. He expressed his gratitude to all customers for their participation, stating that the Back to School Promotion was the company's way of giving back to the community and making customers' lives better. The Back to School Promotion has been a regular event for Theodist for over 15 years in Papua New Guinea.

Theodist Ltd has also announced that it will be running more promotions in the future. Customers who spend K100 or more at Port Moresby, Lae or Hagen shops between 1 March and 30 April will have a chance to win one of three amazing vacation prizes. To increase their chances of winning, customers are encouraged to shop more.


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Theodist Renews Partnership, Donates K25,000 Towards Life PNG Care Inc.

Photo: Kuma Baliah (Theodist-Chief Executive Officer), Collin Pake (Director of Life PNG Care Inc), Ryan Pini (Theodist-Business Development Manager), and Kevin Anderson (Theodist-National Sales and Marketing Manager) The Executive Team of Theodist Ltd. was present at the Theodist showroom office in Waigani on 8 February to give a donation of K25,000 towards the education and well-being of more than 600 underprivileged children under the care of Life PNG Care Inc. through its Strongim Pikinini Education Program. Present to receive the cheque was the Director of Life PNG Care Inc., Mr. Collin Pake, who thanked Thoedist Ltd. -- the country's leading office products supplier -- for the much-needed assistance for its special education program that will give the underprivileged and less-fortunate children who are mostly from the streets a chance at education and growing them to be the leaders of tomorrow. "I appreciate the support of Thoedist over the past six years who have contributed from K200,000 to K300,000 towards Life PNG Care Inc. as part of its corporate responsibility program. They are putting the money where the mouth is for a worthy cause, as most children in PNG do not have a chance at proper education," stated Mr. Pake Speaking on behalf of Theodist Ltd., Business Development Manager Mr. Ryan Pini stated that the company was more than happy to support the children through the care of Life PNG Care Inc. to receive a better chance in education, shelter, and opportunity to progress in life, and hope to see more children benefit in the future.  Life PNG Care Inc. has recently helped its youth complete a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, who is now working for an accounting firm, as part of its success story and is striving to make all its children get a better chance in life.


PNG Business News - March 23, 2023

Theodist Presents K50,000 cheque to PNG Olympic Committee

Photo: From left to right: Kevin Anderson (Theodist National Sales and Marketing Manager), Steven Abraham (Team PNG-para-athlete), Auvita Rapilla (PNGOC Secretary General) and Ryan Pini (Theodist Business Development Manager) Theodist Ltd presented a cheque of K50,000 towards the PNG Olympics Committee as its annual sponsorship at the Theodist showroom on March 22, 2023. Present to receive the cheque were Secretary of the PNG Olympic Committee Auvita Rapilla and para-athlete for Team PNG Steven John. Theodist Limited has been assisting the PNG OC for the past 20 years and is a strong advocate for promoting sports development in PNG. Their renewed sponsorship is a testament to their commitment. "Theodist Limited is truly happy to sponsor the PNG Olympic Committee through sports development as this contributes to nation-building and prepares young Papua New Guinean athletes to excel in sports," said Mr. Kevin Anderson, the National Sales and Marketing Manager of Theodist. Upon receiving the cheque, Ms. Auvita Rapilla said the sponsorship would go a long way to meeting the administration costs for the upcoming Olympic Games and South Pacific games this year. The PNG OC is also preparing for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris and has appointed Ryan Pini, Theodist Limited's Corporate Development Manager and a former swimming sensation and four-time Olympian for Team PNG, as Chef de Mission to the Olympic Games in Paris.

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