Fiji Time: 9:25 PM on Monday 27 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Foreign charity club happy to 'make a difference'

Serafina Silaitoga In Melbourne, Australia
Thursday, May 08, 2014

HELP for Fijians on Vanua Levu has remained a priority for members of the Geelong Rotary Club in Australia.

Club executive Joyce Baxter, who visits Fiji annually to deliver aid, said the team would meet this week to discuss plans for assistance to those back home.

"We are always happy to assist those in Fiji especially in the North because we know that our help has brought a difference to people's lives," she said.

"We help particularly the people in Dreketi area and villagers of Nabavatu and have done so for the past two decades. Our help started after we met the group of villagers from Nabavatu when they visited Geelong in the 1980s and our help has also spread to other parts of the North."

She said the recent assistance to Duavata primary and secondary schools at Udu Point, Vanua Levu, cost the club about $15,000.

"That was a lot of money but we were asked to help out with the school and we donated 25 water tanks," Mrs Baxter said.








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 0.63520.6162
JPY 50.164947.1649
GBP 0.36110.3531
EUR 0.44150.4295
NZD 0.69470.6617
AUD 0.65900.6340
USD 0.48880.4718

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple
  2. Tui Wailevu passes on
  3. Police probe body parts find
  4. A blessing in disguise
  5. NFP disquiet over State stance
  6. Official: No division within SODELPA
  7. Steadfast
  8. VKB entries 'clear'
  9. Gravel extraction worry
  10. Drug-free athletes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  3. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  5. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  6. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  7. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)