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Akbar Visits Mahaffy Girls Home

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, visited the Pearly Gates Home at Domain in Nasese, Suva, on Monday. This is a residential home – formerly known
01 Oct 2014 11:11

The Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, visited the Pearly Gates Home at Domain in Nasese, Suva, on Monday.

This is a residential home – formerly known as Mahaffy Girls Home which looks after underprivileged girls in Fiji.

Mrs Akbar was accompanied by the Permanent Secretary, Dr Josefa Koroivueta, director social welfare Rupeni Fatiaki, and assistant director for child services unit Ela Tukutukulevu.

The ministry provides $100 monthly allowances to each of the 10 girls who are currently under care at the Home and they attend primary and secondary school.

Mrs Akbar said the ministry would look into the care plans for all the children at the Home, to ensure that they complete their education and were brought up as good citizens. There are nine residential homes in Fiji.

As per the Cabinet’s approval in 2013, the Government has increased monthly allowances paid to all children living in residential homes to $100 per child. Pearly Gates Home receives an annual budget of $100,000.

There are 158 children who are under State care and are looked after at these nine residential homes in Fiji.

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