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Schools receive Rotary help

Luke Rawalai
Monday, January 07, 2013

CAPTIVATED by the warm friendliness and an admiration for the local lifestyle since visiting in 1971 David Lee's passion for Fiji has turned into a yearning to help the Fijian people.

Mr Lee over the last 40 years, and after countless visits to Fiji, has encouraged and interested many of his Australian friends in visiting, or accompanying him to the country.

Mr Lee who is an avid member of the Rotary Club in Stanthorpe, Southern Queensland met with Naiyala school teacher Sanjelesh Nand and Saqani High School teacher Aselemo Drokamisau who were beneficiaries of his latest trip to Fiji.

"A container was packed in Brisbane by members of the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe and arrived in Fiji on December 13 2012," said Mr Lee.

"Meetings in Suva began soon after with representatives of both schools to discuss the opening of the container and the sharing of the contents between the two schools."

"Each school arranged the delivery to their respective schools at Naiyala High School and Saqani High School," he said.

Mr Lee said in recognition of the interest and support provided by the Rotary Club of Stanthorpe all were invited to and hosted by Saqani High School in the village of Lakeba in Vanua Levu.

"Our overnight stay was enjoyed by all and we thank the principal Aselemo Drokamisau and school manager Penijamini Rasomo for the arrangements made and for the wonderful Fijian hospitality experienced," he said.

Mr Lee said more plans are in the pipeline in order to build on and continue the relationship formed and connections made in this partnership.

"We believe this to be the beginning of a long and happy association for both schools and all involved," he added.





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