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Project for homeless

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ACTION for Children and Aged Trust Fiji have plans to build a half-way home or recovery home in Labasa for homeless people who can earn a living.

ACATA executive director Rosan Lal confirmed they were planning to build a home for such purposes but that it would not be a replica of the Labasa Ashram formerly known as the Labasa Old People's Home.

Mr Lal said plans were in progress to build the home and a detail of the proposed building had been dispatched to stakeholders for their feedback.

"A piece of land has been donated for the cause by a good hearted friend whose name will be revealed in due course but the fact that the project is taking its course has been really encouraging," he said.

"This halfway home will be for the homeless who still have earning capacity and will not be a replica of the Labasa Old People's Home as we intend to initiate income-generating projects for the residents through the Northern Charity Alliance and the residents will pay a levy per month for project sustainability.

"We aim to carry out this project with the help of the committee of the Festival of the Friendly North, Northern Charity Alliance, Rotary Club of Labasa, Lions Club of Labasa, Monday Club, ACATA Trust Fiji, the Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation and corporate donors," he said.





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