Officers clean up elderly home

AS part of their community engagement, corrections officers took time out of their busy schedules yesterday to clean the Pearce Home compound at Butt St in Suva.

Fiji Corrections Services (FCS) public relations officer Kuini Waqasavou said they started early at 5.30am and spent about two hours at the home.

“This is part of FCS ongoing civic pride programs whereby we choose areas to clean up,” Mrs Waqasavou said.

She said their decision to assist the elderly was because of the mammoth need they saw in giving assistance to homes that looked after senior citizens.

“There is of course a great need to lend a helping hand to homes such as Pearce Home where elderly people live.

“We also clean up at the senior citizens home in Samabula as well as Dilkusha Home in Nausori.”

The civic pride program is an initiative introduced by the FCS to look after the environment.

“We also conduct clean-up campaign along the Suva foreshore from time to time and we feel that if we can clean up in public places, people will be able to realise the importance of keeping our environment clean.”

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