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Help for families

Priya Chand
Saturday, January 19, 2013

FAMILIES and students in the Western Division can expect stationery and food pack assistance this weekend.

The Ship for World Youth Alumni Association (SWYAA) of Fiji will assist some students and families affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan late last year. A statement by the SWYAA said 10 families would be given food packs containing rice, sugar, oil, canned tuna and other food items.

Thirty students, 10 in high school and 20 in primary schools, will receive school packs containing bags, books and stationery.

Alumni committee member, Prem Lata said they were working on damage assessment of the affected areas.

"There are a few people that we'll be able to assist. But hopefully what we provide can help families put their children back in school," she said.

The stationery and food packs will be distributed by SWYAA Fiji reps today at Sabeto, Tomuka Settlement, Waiyavi Settlement and Lovu Seaside Settlement. The project has been organised in collaboration with International Youth Exchange Organisation of Japan. Through this project, the SWYAA Fiji will also mark the celebration of the Ship for World Youth Day which is on January 18.