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Group gives to schools

Serafina Silaitoga
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

ABOUT $30,000 worth of stationery, computers and machines have were handed over by former Fiji residents living in Sydney to three special schools this week.

Provided by Australia- based Humdard Incorporated, the group has assisted underprivileged children in the country for the past 10 years.

Group secretary Jiten Lal said the Ba, Lautoka and Labasa special schools received the items.

This week, he gave more items to students of the Labasa Special School.

"We have decided to give back to Fiji because it is our home and we are all former residents," Mr Lal said.

"Every year we fundraise in Sydney and organise charity nights such as dinners to raise money for the children back home.

"We are happy that we grew up in a home like Fiji and we will always give back to help the children achieve their dreams."

School head Mukesh Chand said the students deserved such Christmas gifts from the group.

"The children are blessed and very fortunate to have kind-hearted people in Australia donate stationery, computers and machines."