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Help for boarders

Shayal Devi
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MOVED after reading the story of a security officer who took leave without pay for a week to educate his daughter, a good Samaritan from Honolulu, Hawaii, has stepped up to lend a helping hand.

Vijay Singh, the owner of a security company in the US, said he understood the sacrifices parents made for their children's education.

"I know security officers don't make much money and that was why I knew if we helped the children out, it will lift a big burden off the parents," he said.

A story in The Fiji Times earlier this month highlighted the plight of a 49-year-old father who had to take an unpaid leave from work because it was his turn to cook and feed the 31 boarders of Koroinasau District School in Nadroga.

The former Nilsen College student sent a monetary gift of $636 to the headteacher of Koroinasau District School late last week.

He said the sum would be useful in purchasing beds for the students.

"I have discussed it with the headteacher and we decided it would be best to start off with buying two bunk beds."

Mr Singh has also committed to sending money to the school in each school term, to be used in the purchase of food for the boarders. "I thank The Fiji Times for highlighting this story as it gives us a chance to help those in need."

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