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Thumbs Up for Hilton family

There are no other grand reasons than to help those who are genuinely in need, says President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau during the launch of the Hilton Arts Exhibition at the
14 Aug 2015 09:23
Thumbs Up for Hilton family
President Ratu Epeli Nailaitikau enjoys the art exhibits with other guests at the Fiji Arts Club Playhouse on Wednesday. Photos: Jona Konataci

There are no other grand reasons than to help those who are genuinely in need, says President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau during the launch of the Hilton Arts Exhibition at the Fiji Arts Club Playhouse on Wednesday night.
Ratu Epeli said the proceeds from the fundraising event would add other sources of funding that would cater for a wide range of Hilton’s activities.
“It will especially help with the education and welfare of persons with disability,” he said.
“The progress that we have made as a nation; in the area of caring for disabled has been due in a large part with the efforts of Mr and Mrs Hilton.
“I wish to acknowledge on behalf of all Fijians, the commitment of Mr and Mrs Hilton in ensuring that Fijian recognise and, devoted to addressing the needs of persons with disability,” he said.
Ratu Epeli said the Hilton Organisation was currently recognised as one of the leading special education facilities in this region providing services to over 140 children with disabilities and their families; not only in Fiji but in neighbouring Pacific island countries as well.
“The organisation has initially focused on providing special education for children with disabilities,” he said.
“This new focus will among other things help fasttrack the transition of children with disability into mainstream schools and in the process compliment the government’s inclusive education policy.”
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