Kiribati Tungaru Rehabilitation Service Fire


Motivation Australia staff were shocked to hear this week that the building of our partner in Kiribati Tungaru Rehabilitation Service (TRS) had burnt to the ground. Fortunately no one was injured, but all tools, machinery and mobility products were lost.

Our thoughts are with the TRS staff who will now begin the slow process of rebuilding their service again from nothing.


“Its particularly sad to lose the TRS building in such a terrible accident because they are one of only two examples in the region of an integrated rehabilitation and mobility device service, offering wheelchairs, supportive seating and prosthetics and orthotics” (Kylie Mines, Motivation Australia CEO).


Motivation Australia’s members or supporters who would like to assist TRS in rebuilding their service should contact Kate Shortt or +61 (0) 8 85566703.