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Happy to go back to school

Salaseini Moceiwai
Friday, February 07, 2014

FOURTEEN-year-old Joseva Vua of Namara squatter settlement in Labasa thought he would be a school dropout after his parents could not afford to send him to school last year.

Now, he's going back to school with the help of United Rescue Mission which is helping him with his educational needs.

Even though Jovesa will join his schoolmates late, he is happy to be back in school.

"I was supposed to be in Year Six last year but because of the financial difficulties my parents were facing, I couldn't be in school," he said.

"The mission came in to help me with school books, bag and other stationery and I am really happy to be back in school.

"I can't wait to join my friends.

"I am really thankful to the mission and I will study hard to get a good job so I can support my family."

Mission co-founder TJ Loloma said this was part of their efforts to help the unfortunate children in the North with their studies.

"We have been helping children in Namara squatter settlement," he said.

"We will continue to help children in future.

My wife Jodiee Loloma, who is in Australia, has been very helpful and I thank her for her support to the mission."








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