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Parents worry no more as charity helps out

Salaseini Vosamana
Thursday, January 17, 2013

SOME parents in Bua will worry no more about their children's school stuff for next week after a local charity blessed them with school packs yesterday.

Thanks to the Northern Charity Alliance, the children of Tavea, Galoa, Yaqaga and Naivaka received stationery such as bags, books, ballpoint pens and brown paper among other things.

Alliance secretary, Ramesh Chand said they decided to assist about 100 primary school students who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan last month.

"These areas were badly affected by the cyclone and we understand that parents will have difficulties in sending their children to school on time," Mr Chand said.

"The contents of the school pack might not be sufficient for the children but at least they have something that can cater for their education this year. Such donation is part of the $73,000 grant we kindly received from AusAID for victims of TC Evan in the north," he said.

He said they would continue to assist those in need.

"Our vision is to assist the education for the needy children in the north, promote health and sanitation and eradicate poverty so people can live a normal and happy life."


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