Fiji Time: 11:04 PM on Wednesday 29 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Family counts blessing as group buys children's stationery

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

MOHAMMED Shafiq and his family of five are counting themselves blessed when a group from Australia offered to buy their children's school stationery this year.

Mr Shafiq's house was completely burnt down on the January 8.

After reading of the family's plea in The Fiji Times, Yaadein Vision Australia offered to provide Mr Shafiq's four children with their school materials.

Mr Shafiq said they were thankful to the group for assisting them through these hard times.

"There is nothing that my family and I can give these kind people to repay them for what they have done for my family," he said.

"The group has really given a chance to my four children to go back to school this year and pursue their dreams.

"My eldest daughter will attend Form Seven at Seaqaqa Central College while my other three children will attend Labasa Muslim Primary School."

Seaqaqa Central School student Farin Nisha thanked the Yaadein team for giving her and her siblings a brighter future.

Group co-ordinator in the North Mohammed Harun said the NGO was happy to assist the family.

"The group provided the children with necessary funds to meet the school needs of all the six children which included books, uniform, shoes, bags, etc. "








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65260.6336
JPY 54.821351.8213
GBP 0.39010.3821
EUR 0.45060.4386
NZD 0.70180.6688
AUD 0.64210.6171
USD 0.48960.4726

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 29th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Mothers raise concerns on hospital service
  2. Police recover body
  3. 'Minimum wage' for no skills
  4. 91,000 hits
  5. $1.16m write-off
  6. Brother recalls fatal night
  7. Labasa Police recover another child's body
  8. Election tactics
  9. ATH buys Vanuatu firm
  10. Clark: Mill closure to increase economic activity

Top Stories this Week

  1. Siblings perish Sunday (26 Mar)
  2. Family hopes to raise $60,000 Monday (27 Mar)
  3. 7s star told don't reoffend Friday (24 Mar)
  4. 'Sims' the star barber Sunday (26 Mar)
  5. Mothers raise concerns on hospital service Wednesday (29 Mar)
  6. Police recover body Wednesday (29 Mar)
  7. Shrea wins modelling title Sunday (26 Mar)
  8. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  9. Explicit photos online Monday (27 Mar)
  10. Former 7s stars win Oldies Saturday (25 Mar)