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$30K Boost For Special Kids’ Medical Fees

More children from the Hilton Special School in Suva will now be able to undergo surgery overseas with the assistance of Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation This is after the foundation
11 May 2016 09:26
$30K Boost For Special Kids’ Medical Fees
Vodafone Fiji chief executive officer, Pradeep Lal handing over a cheque to children of Hilton Special School in Suva yesterday. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

More children from the Hilton Special School in Suva will now be able to undergo surgery overseas with the assistance of Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation

This is after the foundation donated a cheque of $30,000 to the Hilton Organisation in Suva yesterday.

Vodafone Fiji chief executive officer, Pradeep Lal said they had initially contributed $130,000 to Hilton Special School.

“The $30,000 was an additional fund which will be used to send the children to Hawaii with their parents from Hilton Special Schools.

He said this would cover for the day-to-day expenses of the parent and the child as it could take up to more than five to six months in treatment and recovery.

“This is just a small contribution from our side and there are various projects along the pipeline relating to health, education, etc rural farmers, so we will continue to render help,” he said.

Mr Lal also called on corporate organisations to make a difference by assisting children with special needs irrespective of what organisation they were in.

Hilton Organisation chief executive officer, Sureni Perera said the foundation had been assisting them for the past years.

She said they were able to send 50 children along with their parents from the school to Honolulu each year for medical treatment through the assistance of the foundation.

Edited by Filipe Naigulevu

 Feedback: arieta.vakasukawaqa@fijisun.com.fj

 



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