Ms Nongebatu is a previous Office Manager (2011-2018) and President (2004-2011) of People with Disabilities Solomon Islands (PWDSI). PWDSI is an advocacy organisation that promotes the rights of people with disabilities. Ms Nongebatu was also female co-chair for Pacific Disability Forum (2009-2011). The Pacific Disability Forum (PDF) is a regional peak body that works in partnership with Disabled Persons Organisations in the Pacific region to build their capacity and improve the lives of persons with disabilities through advocacy. In 2012, she received the U.S. Secretary of State’s Award for International Women of Courage. She was recognised for overcoming adversity and championing the cause of people living with disabilities in Solomon Islands.