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Alliance reaches out to needy student

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, February 01, 2013

A student in Labasa was all smiles when he received carpentry tools from a donor on Wednesday, thanks to the Northern Charity Alliance.

Navinesh Maharaj, 20, of Wainikoro, was overwhelmed when members of the alliance visited him with the items at the Labasa School for Special Education.

Alliance secretary Ramesh Chand said they decided to assist Navinesh given his family background.

"He approached us for assistance because his family couldn't afford to buy the items for his carpentry course at the school," Mr Chand said.

"We decided to buy him a helmet, gloves, protective eye glass, tape line, safety boots, dust coat and nose mask. The items will enhance his learning capacity and will help him to get a good job later in life."

Mr Chand thanked Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation for funding assistance that allowed them to assist Navinesh.

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation director Arunesh Vishwar said they initiated the formation of the alliance through a corporate philanthropy seminar for the purpose of assisting the poorest of the poor in the north.

He said the alliance had accomplished many successful projects for the people of the north over the past years.


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