A FORMER Fiji resident has given school bags, stationery and two laptops to 10 resident boys at the Arya Baal Ashram at DAV College.
The Arya Baal Ashram was set up in 2006 to provide a home for disadvantaged boys, most of whom study at DAV college.
Dr Kamlesh Prasad Sharma, who migrated to Canberra, Australia, in 1990, is in the country to support the Sugar Festival.
"I normally help charity organisations involved with helping disadvantaged children," said Dr Sharma.
Chairman of the school and board Pandit Bhuwan Dutt said the centre was very grateful for Dr Sharma's help.
"The boys need these laptops for their project work, this will assist them in doing their products, as well as in learning how to use this skill, which they can use in the workplace," said Mr Dutt.
He said the boys at the hostel came from all over the country, from as far as Labasa.
"Our aim is to get them on their feet and work for themselves so they can look after whoever in the family they are left with," Mr Dutt said.
Arya Pratinidhi Sabha media officer Kamlesh Arya said Dr Sharma is originally from Korovuto, Nadi and has books to his credit about experiences from his childhood in the Korovuto farming community.