Fiji Time: 10:43 PM on Saturday 20 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

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.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man down, Fiji wins
  2. Kuridranis celebrate
  3. Fuel drop
  4. Performance to be monitored
  5. $530k bonus payout
  6. More rain as police issue stern warning
  7. Proud achievement for duo
  8. Huge relief for mother of two
  9. Vunisa scores lifetime try
  10. Arfa's last game

Top Stories this Week

  1. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  2. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  3. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  4. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  5. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  6. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  7. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)
  8. Court told of baby's tragic end Thursday (18 Dec)
  9. 441 new positions Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. A-G: Claim ludicrous Friday (19 Dec)