Fiji Time: 12:03 PM on Thursday 28 July

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Distance is no barrier

Shayal Devi
Monday, January 27, 2014

A FORMER Fiji citizen is not letting distance stop him from helping out young students in the country.

Working under the Lalita Jeraj Foundation, Australian Liladhar Jeraj travels to Fiji every year to interview potential students for scholarships to study at the University of Fiji.

"The process of identifying these students usually begins when the school requests students from poor families who cannot pursue university studies to apply and then sent with the recommendations of principals to the foundation," Mr Jeraj said.

"The trustees interview the students and select scholarship recipients.

"If two students get the same marks, the student from the poorest family will get the scholarship."

A total of 45 students have been assisted by the foundation.

"There are 22 students in high school and 23 have benefitted through the University of Fiji.

"Six have graduated and are in the workforce and 17 are completing their studies and will graduate in April.

"This year, I will be meeting 17 students in Nadi and at least eight to nine scholarships will be granted."








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 0.64250.6235
JPY 51.950448.9504
GBP 0.36730.3593
EUR 0.44050.4285
NZD 0.69550.6625
AUD 0.65390.6289
USD 0.48920.4722

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 28th July 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Chilling out in Chile
  2. Priced out
  3. Tourist 'was reckless'
  4. Rent price concerns
  5. Missing livestock mystery
  6. Ministry to upskill teachers
  7. $30m dividend record
  8. Row over clean-up
  9. Festival organisers set program for weekend hype
  10. 600,000 voters register for next general election

Top Stories this Week

  1. Sami's best try Saturday (23 Jul)
  2. Radio announcer in court Saturday (23 Jul)
  3. Tourist fined $400 for apples Tuesday (26 Jul)
  4. Fitter and faster Tuesday (26 Jul)
  5. Student jumps from school building Tuesday (26 Jul)
  6. Black money Monday (25 Jul)
  7. Allegiance switch Sunday (24 Jul)
  8. Reaction from 7s players Monday (25 Jul)
  9. Alleged rape victim out of hospital Monday (25 Jul)
  10. Alarm over 'illegal' property purchases Tuesday (26 Jul)