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Education help for 11 girls

Sherita Sharma
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

ELEVEN girls from Dilkusha Girls Home in Nausori who will attend high school next year have had their expenses fully paid, thanks to the efforts of a Sydney-based charitable organisation.

Sanjeev Prasad, who runs the Forgotten Angels Fund that was founded in 2011, has given the girls their Christmas present and told them to establish relations with their sponsors who could further invest in their education.

"We look for children who are disadvantaged and arrange for families from here who live overseas to sponsor these children's education," he said.

Mr Prasad collected $5750 from sponsors and contributed it towards school fees, uniforms, bags, textbooks, shoes, and stationery for the students.

"This is a first for both the Forgotten Angels Fund and the home," he said.

"This money has come from individual people who are interested in investing and helping these children build their future."

Home superintendent Deaconess Leba Laveti said the children and management of the orphanage were overjoyed at the new development.