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Shayal Devi
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Local News in Brief

$500 gift

SOROPTIMIST International South West Pacific gave $500 to 10 students of Qalitu Primary School yesterday. Organisation president Zareena Bi said the students from the school — located along the Ba-Lautoka highway selected were affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan. Apart from receiving financial help, the students also received stationery packs. "The money will be used for the children's school fees."

Sustainability

TO allow people to be more independent and self sustainable, Save the Children Fiji is conducting a workshop in Lautoka to highlight ideas on ways in which productivity could be increased in Early Childhood Education centres. According to Save the Children Fiji communications officer Zubnah Khan the focus would be on activities like backyard gardening, fishing and screen painting.

160 to benefit

YOUTHS from disadvantaged sugarcane growers families in the Western Division were challenged by a visiting European Commission delegate to continue in their quest for achieving higher goals. International Aid Co-operation Officer Geographical co-ordination Asia and Pacific for the EC, Jean-Christophe Virieu said 160 young people would be beneficiaries of the EU-funded YEN program.