Fiji Time: 6:54 PM on Sunday 1 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Laughter as residents mingle with visitors

Salaseini Moceiwai
Monday, June 02, 2014

RESIDENTS of the Babasiga Ashram in Labasa were in a jovial and cheerful mood when officials from the Ministry of Works and their family members visited them yesterday.

It was part of the ministry's community outreach to the less fortunate in society.

Apart from just cracking jokes with the residents, some of the visitors cleaned up the compound while the others dried beddings in the sun.

Divisional engineer works northern George Tavo said this was a social obligation towards the disadvantaged people in society.

"Our children, spouses and other family members all took part in the clean- up activity," he said.

"We are delighted to be lending a helping hand to the ashram officials and we know that our visit has brought smiles and relief to the senior citizens.

"This is a national community work and we usually have it every year. Our officials also contributed towards the purchasing of some groceries and clothes for the residents."

Mr Tavo said the activity was also an opportunity to strengthen team-bonding among them.

"At the end of the day, it's a relief to bring smiles to the residents as most of them are neglected by their very own loved ones."

Ashram staff members conveyed their gratitude to the ministry for the kind gesture.





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. For sale!
  2. Reign of the Patels
  3. Dentists to be friendlier
  4. Drua for Europe show
  5. NFU after new price
  6. It is constant
  7. Non-violent response at state level
  8. Van Gaal desperate for Champions League
  9. Volunteers help in dengue clean-up
  10. Queens Rd upgrade: Motorists urged to reduce speed, follow signage

Top Stories this Week

  1. Porn search: Fiji in top ten Friday (27 Feb)
  2. The last goodbye Tuesday (24 Feb)
  3. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  4. Bonus pay Tuesday (24 Feb)
  5. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  6. Bainimarama: Expect the rise Monday (23 Feb)
  7. JPs in corrupt practice Monday (23 Feb)
  8. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  9. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  10. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)