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Lautoka Friends To Build A New Home For Koto And Sons

Methodist Church in Fiji Talatala (pastor), Reverend Ilimeleki Susu, a former Lelean Memorial School (LMS) student said the Lelean Old Scholars Association (LOSA) Nadi Branch, was involved in catering for the needs of the family.
23 May 2019 13:54
Lautoka Friends To Build A New Home For Koto And Sons
The construction team who will be part of building the new home for Atelaite Koto and her two sons in Togomasi, Dratabu in Nadi. Photo: Nicolette Chambers

A group of friends from Lautoka City will begin the construction of a one-bedroom home today for Atelaite Koto and her two sons, Graham Woods and Jimilai Kani.

The home will be built  on land where their makeshift house is located at Togomasi, Nadi.

Yesterday,  Dratabu Village landowner, Solomoni Nata and the group of friends met at the site of  the makeshift shed to have final discussions so work could begin on the new home.

The article on the plight of Ms Koto and her two sons which was published by the Fiji Sun on May 16, 2019 titled ‘Single Mum Builds Own Shed To Shelter Her Two Children’ has attracted the attention of local readers, as well as kind donors living abroad.

Mr Nata said the land was given to the family with a good heart and a clean spirit.

“And on humanitarian grounds we also care as well about the safety and future of Koto and her two sons,” he said.

Methodist Church in Fiji Talatala (pastor), Reverend Ilimeleki Susu, a former Lelean Memorial School (LMS) student said the Lelean Old Scholars Association (LOSA) Nadi Branch, was involved in catering for the needs of the family.

Ms Koto is also an old scholar of LMS.

Reverend Susu said he came forward to assist the family because Ms Koto was a former LMS student and the daughter of a late pastor of the Methodist Church.

“I also attended LMS and fellow old scholars as well are involved in requesting  a portion of the land from the landowner,” Reverend Susu said.

“Secondly, she is the daughter of a late pastor. The Methodist Church always cares for everyone, especially for the life of each family and that is why we came in.
House Building Materials:

Reverend Susu confirmed that the University of the South Pacific Student Association (USPSA) had been given the permit by Commissioner Western, Joji Satakala to collect funds either in cash or in kind to build a house for the family.

“We, the LMS Old Scholars Association (LOSA) and the Methodist Church are working together with USPSA.

“Whatever funds come in are directed towards USPSA which has already purchased building materials,” he said.

He said the home would most likely be completed by this Saturday, May 25.

Edited by Percy Kean

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