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$520 school aid

Ioane Burese
Thursday, February 28, 2013

IN an effort to assist the reintegration of three former offenders back into the community, the Nasinu District Crime Prevention Committee yesterday handed out an education grant of $520 to their six children.

Commissioner of Corrections Lieutenant Colonel Ifereimi Vasu told the former offenders the Nasinu community was expressing its goodwill as good corporate citizens.

"They have looked beyond your past, they have faith in you and your potential, they want you to be a part of them as an integral part of this community," he said.

Lt-Col Vasu encouraged them to ensure their children made the most of the opportunity.

"You need to give them all the support they need to excel in school," he said.

Committee chairman Ashwin Prasad called on the Nasinu community to support the Fiji Corrections Service and its Yellow Ribbon initiative to give offenders a second chance.

"We're doing this to encourage ex-offenders not to re-offend. At the end of the day, we want Nasinu to be crime-free and peaceful."





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