Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 6:36 AM on Tuesday 2 September

/ Front page / News

Gifts for schools

Shayal Devi
Saturday, February 01, 2014

TWO hundred school chairs and 75 desks were among items given by a good Samaritan to rural schools in the West.

Marcelina Cox of Australia brought a 20-foot shipping container full of items from her hometown of Brisbane and handed them over to Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki in Lautoka yesterday.

"I have been doing community work since 2012 and all my friends and family members in Australia help out as often as they can with the donations," she said.

"I am also regularly assisted by the Lions Club in Australia."

Mrs Cox said her family had provided materials on three previous occasions, such as hospital beds to Ba Mission Hospital. but this time it was solely for educational purposes.

"We have the chairs that were donated by a school in our locality, books and household items that schools will benefit from.

"When people in Australia found out that we have been giving donations, they have been ringing us to see how they can help us.

"We had to pay $3200 to get the shipping container to Fiji and the government offered to pay $700 and Fiji Airways has been a big help as well."

Cdr Cawaki said all donations to worthy causes were welcomed.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Going Golan
  2. Tough but right
  3. Military not taking sides
  4. Rewa victory
  5. 'Kavaholics' told to drink in moderation
  6. Accident in Nadi claims man's life
  7. Police complete Soko death probe
  8. Breakdown concerns
  9. PM: Negotiations with Al-Nusra Front proceeding
  10. Roosters move to second

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  3. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  4. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  7. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  8. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  9. Dad tells of heartache as son is buried Wednesday (27 Aug)
  10. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)