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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. "





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