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UN Fiji Staff Clean Up At Dilkusha Home

Residents of Dilkusha Children’s Home had a pleasant surprise yesterday when United Nations staff in Fiji turned up at the home in Nausori to clean up its compound.Forty staff from
25 Oct 2014 12:33
UN Fiji Staff Clean Up At Dilkusha Home
UN staff paint the fence at Dilkusha Home in Nausori yesterday. Photo: Paulini Ratulailai

Residents of Dilkusha Children’s Home had a pleasant surprise yesterday when United Nations staff in Fiji turned up at the home in Nausori to clean up its compound.Forty staff from all local UN agencies turned up at the home to take part in the clean-up initiative as part of their UN Day celebration yesterday.

The home’s superintendent, Deaconess Leba Laveti, said they were so happy because the UN staff were able to help them with some of things that they couldn’t carry out.

“We need a lot of hands to do the work. There’s going to be a huge difference when they finish cleaning up. The one thing that we had been worried about was who can help us renovate some our facilities especially the repainting of our fence along the main road because it requires so much money,” Deaconess Laveti said.

“Out of the blue the UN staff came and had done that for us cleaning up around the compound and doing some painting works. I’m so happy about it, we really do appreciate it.”

The chairman of UN Cares, Pranit Sami said they carried out volunteer work every UN Day as part of the celebration.

“This is a day that we see the great unity amongst UN staff to give back to the community in terms of providing service and community work. We like to show the people that we are here for them and their welfare.”

“Today is not a time for us to stay in the office. It’s a time we dedicate our time to the communities. It’s always been part of our celebration,” Mr Sami said.

“We chose Dilkusha because the UN looks after the marginalised community so we thought it would be good to come to a children’s home.

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