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Union Helps Educate Kids

The National Farmers Union has pitched in to help Fijian children, especially the needy, to get an education. The union holds its annual Farmers Carnival in Lautoka and $15,000 collected
15 Jan 2015 07:34
Union Helps Educate Kids
National Farmers Union secretary Udit Narayan at his office in Lautoka, yesterday. Photo: Varanisese Nasilasila

The National Farmers Union has pitched in to help Fijian children, especially the needy, to get an education.

The union holds its annual Farmers Carnival in Lautoka and $15,000 collected from it has been set aside to help educate needy children in the Sugar City.

Union secretary Udit Narayan said the donation was to give back to the community.

“The purpose of the donation is to make sure that all students regardless of their financial background will have bags and books when they begin school this year,” Mr Narayan said.

“We had first started out with the school fees, but when Government came in, we decided to help out with the supply of books and bags which is also the basic essential for students.”

Mr Narayan said this year was very different compared to the past few years.

“For the union, this year we have received a good number of people coming in asking for assistance on books and bags.”

So far the union has catered for 475 children.

“We had set out a budget of $11,000 that was from our charity in last year’s carnival, but because of the high number in people coming in, we had to take out an extra $4000.

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