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Home Grateful For Assistance

Residents of the Chanel Home of Compassion, Tamavua, Suva, will now enjoy more space during meal times. The government of Japan has provided assistance under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots
11 Apr 2015 09:42
Home Grateful For Assistance
Japan Ambassador to Fiji Takuji Hanatani (left),

Residents of the Chanel Home of Compassion, Tamavua, Suva, will now enjoy more space during meal times.

The government of Japan has provided assistance under Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Programme in funding the construction of a special care facility and a dining hall.

Japan’s Ambassador to Fiji Takuji Hanatani handed over the facilities to the Home  yesterday.

He said the project would help provide care, improve the living conditions and deliver more comfort to the residents.

“We chose to support this project for Chanel Home of Compassion because it is consistent with a basic principle of human security. It projects the human dignity of its residents,” Mr Hanatani said.

“I pay my utmost respect to your efforts in providing a place where your residents can live with dignity. I also applaud your decision to build a special care facility and a dining hall for a long term benefit for your residents.”

The Home’s congregational leader, Margaret Ann Mills, thanked Japan for its help.

“The sisters and I are most grateful for the assistance from your government. The Home has been providing care for the elderly, sick and disabled people for 60 years, but recently a need for special care has emerged, but the nursing home did not have the appropriate facility,” Sister Mills said.

“The lack of space also led to the use of the reception area as a dining hall for the residents. Now with the new facilities, the residents and the staff can enjoy their meals in the dining hall and socialise and we are sincerely grateful for that,” she said.

The assistance cost FJ$198,000.

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