Charity organisation reaches out to needy students
25 January, 2019, 9:50 am
FIFTY students were all smiles after the Northern Charity Alliance assisted the group with school bags, stationery and other school needs for this year.
The group budgeted $5000 for the needy students on Taveuni, Seaqaqa, Batiri, Mataniwai, Bua and Savusavu. Alliance president Arunesh Vishwa said education was part of their key focus area and assistance for needy children would continue.
“The importance of education towards the young generations is our paramount priority,” he said.
“We want our young people to have access to quality education for the benefit of their future.”
The charity is a non-profit organisation that focuses on areas of education, health, poverty alleviation, and climate change.
“We are fundraising to collect funds to assist the most vulnerable and disadvantaged and our objectives are in line with the sustainable development goals,” Mr Vishwa said.
Parent Kuini Tinai from Batiri in Macuata thanked the organisation for the timely assistance as her only source of income was from selling freshwater mussels. “Sometimes due to adverse weather it’s very had to catch the mussels especially during the cyclone season,” she said.
Mohini Lata, a divorcee with two children with limited income, described her situation as a difficult one.
However, she thanked the group for allowing her children another chance of returning to school with new stuff.