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Good Samaritan brings joy to children

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, March 17, 2014

BACK to school shopping has certainly not ended for some children in Labasa.

On Saturday, they joined their good Samaritan in buying more stationery for the year.

The students were given plastic bags full of stationery and umbrellas for their school year.

Given by International Women's Association through the Loloma Project, the 22 children from Naleba, outside the town, were accompanied by their parents to receive their gifts.

Distributed by St John Vianny Family and Friends Club, the children were also given bags and lunch boxes.

Club president Selina Lee Wah said the assistance to the children was part of the group's annual program.

"We started our assistance program early this year before the beginning of the school term and poor students from around the North were assisted," she said.

"This week we are giving out our last batch of assistance to the children of Naleba. They were identified by our Catholic priest who works closely with them.

"These are poor children whose parents are not working but are cane labourers on farms at Naleba."

Mrs Lee Wah said it was always encouraging to see children happy when receiving their school packages.

"The support from the donors, especially the Loloma Project, has greatly helped children in need and less fortunate," Mrs Lee Wah said.

"We had also helped students from Savusavu and villages of Cakaudrove, buying stationery and school bags for them.

"Although it can be tiring at times, I am always glad that the donors have faith in my group and the work we do."

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