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More Books For North Students

Primary and secondary school students around Labasa were enriched with the gift of more library books to read when the Pacific Outreach programme team paid them a visit last week.
27 Oct 2014 09:57
More Books For North Students
Pacific Outreach programme team leader Susan Kington(left), and students of Draladamu Primary School with new books.

Primary and secondary school students around Labasa were enriched with the gift of more library books to read when the Pacific Outreach programme team paid them a visit last week.

Lead by Peter and Susan Kingston, the couple have been involved in fulltime voluntary work in India, Nepal, Africa and Bosnia.

“We came to Fiji in 2001 as independent volunteers and began conducting programmes in schools, colleges and prisons,” Mr Kingston said.

“We saw the real need for this type of work and in 2007 we registered our Pacific Outreach programme. We have received shipment of books from Australia, England and USA and have distributed them all around Viti Levu and some in outer islands.”

He said they intend to reach schools in the interior and maritime islands where the need for books was greatest.

“As missionaries we leave by faith and pray that God will supply all our needs in delivering all the books to remote areas,” Mr Kingston said.

“We brought 80 boxes of books and 13 will go to secondary school students and 2 for primary schools.”

He said they focused mainly on rural schools which were in need of books but sometimes they would attend to the needs of those who made requests.

“We thank all those who have been helping us deliver these books to remote areas and all those who are been very supportive of the programme,” he said.

Feedback:  peni.drauna@fijisun.com.fj

 



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