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Reverend calls for financial help

Ropate Valemei
Friday, November 09, 2012

THE lack of funding is one of the biggest challenges faced by the Veilomani Boys Home and Rehabilitation Centre, says home superintendent Reverend Sarwesh Kumar Singh.

He stressed this predicament ahead of an open day planned for November 16. "That is why we need all the support we can get," he said.

"We need financial support for the development of two more classrooms, a new library well stocked with mechanical engineering, carpentry and other books for training, more modern tools for workshops and to add fish and hydroponic studies to their syllabus."

Mr Singh urged all stakeholders, churches, families, individuals, sporting bodies and clubs to generously support a child in the Methodist Church-run home for $300 a year.

Alternatively, sponsors could assist students by paying $400 a year.

"Our students come from as far as Vatukoula, Tavua, Ba, Lautoka and Nadi. It has been expensive for our students to attend classes. However, the provisions of bus fare allowances paid to the students from third term has helped a lot."

The school operated as a private rehabilitation and vocational school for 20 years before the Ministry of Education lent support under its special education scheme.





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