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Medical students aim to support WOWS

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Update: 5:07PM FIFTEEN per cent of the proceeds that will be collected at the Fiji School of Medicine Students Association (FSMSA) cultural night this weekend will be given to the Walk On Walk Strong (WOWS) Kids Fiji Foundation.

FSMSA social and cultural chair 2017 Simran Ali highlighted this in an interview with Fiji Times Online today.

The MBBS third-year student said they had been doing a lot of volunteering work with WOWS Fiji this year and so they had decided to donate to a worthy cause to assist in the operations of WOWS Kids Fiji.

"We had approached them to do some volunteer work. They took us in and enlightened us on what they do and it's something that is very close to our studies," Miss Ali said.

"They help out with children who are living with cancer, not only with their medical costs but also with supportive care, transportation, groceries, and food.

"And then in unfortunate cases, even funeral arrangements."

Miss Ali said because at times, the students were usually busy and did not have the time to be hands on in a clean-up or volunteer day with WOWS, they thought to give a donation instead.

"Because the money goes directly to the families, we thought it was a transparent organisation."

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