Resort team delivers supplies to village

The resort team with the Yanuya Village headman. Picture; SUPPLIED.

As part of the Solia Lesu initiative, Sheraton Fiji Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island representatives recently visited Yanuya Village in the Mamanuca Islands, delivering food items and carrying out a major clean up of the beach.

Sheraton Fiji Resort & Spa, Tokoriki Island hotel manager Joakim Zetterberg said they were proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of people during this difficult chapter.

“Not only has the current pandemic had a devastating impact on the livelihoods of people here but also the recent catastrophic tropical cyclone Harold. It is astounding to see how Fijians are coping with the situation and not letting this deter them. Their Bula spirit and Bula smiles gives you hope and optimism,” he said.

“As an industry of people taking care of people, these communities have always been with us to welcome guests and take care of them and times like these are when they need us.”

A statement from the group said Cluster director of human resources, Marriott International Fiji Resorts, Farrah Shazleen, with the executive committee travelled to Yanuya Village and delivered bags of rice and flour, gallons of cooking oil, various types of seedlings and linen to the village headman Jone and chief of Vunativi clan.

It said this is the thirteenth village community the foundation has successfully partnered with. In addition to the supplies, four engineers from the property also assisted the villagers by training them on how to get cleaner drinking water and how to fix the water tanks which had been previously leaking or damaged.

According to the statement the engineering team fixed a few solar systems which were not working because of the damages sustained during tropical cyclone Harold and they educated the villagers on the generator and other mechanical tools and did consultations for repair work with what they need to have them fixed.

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