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Boy back in school

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, February 07, 2013

RUSSELL Tuvici and his family were all smiles yesterday when a former Fiji family residing in New Zealand offered to pay for his outstanding fees from last year.

The Class Six student at a prominent school in Labasa had not attended classes for the past two weeks because he owed $105.

His grateful father Timilai Tuvici said Russell would continue school normally because his fees had been taken care of.

"I have been receiving calls from people who have shown their interest to help my son since Tuesday and I am touched because there are people who have the heart to help others even though they are not related," he said.

Mr Tuvici said the kind benefactor called him on Tuesday night to confirm that he had already transferred the money via Western Union.

"I am deeply touched and thankful to the donor for having the insight to fork out money from his own pocket to help my son get back to school," he said.

"This money will pay off the outstanding fees and also buy other stuff that my son needs for his education."

Russell's benefactor Anish Kumar, who lived in Nadi for about 11 years before migrating to New Zealand, said he was extremely happy to help the boy.





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