Fiji Time: 6:12 PM on Friday 24 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Timely aid

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, January 26, 2014

TANGILLA Hussein of Naleba could not stop smiling when she was taken to Janta Store in Labasa early yesterday morning to buy educational items.

The Year 7 student did not start school last week as she had no stationery and uniform.

The Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji) assisted Ms Hussein with all her educational requirements.

"I am so thankful to the centre for helping me with my education. I wouldn't have been joining my classmates this week if it wasn't for the assistance from this generous organisation," she said.

"I really can't express how happy I am. My father is a cane labourer and he doesn't earn a lot of money because he is only employed during crushing season.

Her father, Gulam Hussein, shared similar sentiments saying he was grateful to the centre for stepping in to help his daughter.

"A school teacher told me about the centre and for the past three years, officials here in Labasa have been very helpful," he said.

"Thank you FENC Fiji for your tremendous help."

FENC Fiji divisional program administrator northern, Maria Kaukimoce, said they had helped more than 260 students.








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 0.65090.6319
JPY 54.714051.7140
GBP 0.38790.3799
EUR 0.45160.4396
NZD 0.69980.6668
AUD 0.64240.6174
USD 0.48950.4725

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 24th, March, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 7s star told don't reoffend
  2. 'Rich kids', $13m in trust fund
  3. Kicked out
  4. Moneylenders warned
  5. Lack of jobs top concern
  6. 242 nursing vacancies
  7. Man lodges complaint against police station
  8. Fijian identity 'unifies'
  9. Luveni offers condolences
  10. Khan probe continues

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shock after brutal attack Tuesday (21 Mar)
  2. Students sent home Tuesday (21 Mar)
  3. Man rapes wife, jailed Tuesday (21 Mar)
  4. Uni urges Fijians to apply for NZ grants Monday (20 Mar)
  5. RKS retains Tailevu Zone title Wednesday (22 Mar)
  6. Landowners demand $20m compensation from State Thursday (23 Mar)
  7. Concerns over explicit online pictures Tuesday (21 Mar)
  8. QVS blue ribbon king to miss Coke Games Wednesday (22 Mar)
  9. Minister issues maternity benefits warning Tuesday (21 Mar)
  10. Stars back Tuesday (21 Mar)