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‘Share And Care’

Give if you have in abundance, says the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar. Ms Akbar and her family from Ba yesterday spent their Eid celebration visiting
20 Jul 2015 11:36
‘Share And Care’
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar (middle), and her family celebrated Eid with the residents of Homes of Hope in Wailoku yesterday. Photo: Rama

Give if you have in abundance, says the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar.

Ms Akbar and her family from Ba yesterday spent their Eid celebration visiting Homes of Hope at Wailoku and Harland Hostel Children’s Care at Dhanji Street, Samabula, Suva.

The visit was to celebrate Eid-Al-Fitr with the single mothers and children at the homes.

The family served sweets and lunch and spent time with the residents. Ms Akbar called on members of public to show compassion and support towards people who are in need.

“Eid is about sharing, caring, loving and being compassionate towards one another. It is a privilege to visit the residential homes a day after Eid,” she said at the Homes of Hope.

“If we can touch one life a day, that mission of love, share and care is achieved.”

She encouraged the single mothers to be stronger persons after completing their rehabilitation programmes at the homes.

“The ministry stands by you to support you and we hope that the lessons learned here will be incorporated once you come out so that you mothers can provide a better future for your children.”

She urged people to be thankful for what they have.

“The word hope is very important because it tells us that tomorrow will be better than yesterday. We hope people will come out and show generosity towards those in need.”

Emele Salele, trainer at the Homes of Hope, thanked Ms Akbar and her family for sharing such a joyous day with them.

Feedback: farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj

 


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