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FCS Recognises 16 Years Of Commitment

It is not easy working voluntarily for someone or for an organisation. It means a lot of sacrifices. Not only are your precious time being taken up, but your effort
30 Dec 2016 11:00
FCS Recognises 16 Years Of  Commitment
Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean (left), awards Laisani Koroi for her service to the Fiji Corrections Service. Photo: Fiji Corrections Service

It is not easy working voluntarily for someone or for an organisation.

It means a lot of sacrifices. Not only are your precious time being taken up, but your effort too and all these, for no payment at all.

Laisani Koroi, 58, is a perfect example of this. For 16 years, she has been working voluntarily for the Fiji Corrections Service (FCS).

She works as an assistant clerk at the Chaplain’s Office, assisting in the day to day running of the office and ensuring that the duties and compassionate work of the church is carried out well.

She doesn’t get paid and she never asked for it because Ms Koroi says all these are being done because she is so passionate about her work and because of her love for God.

Ms Koroi’s tireless effort was finally brought to the attention of the Commissioner of Corrections, Commander Francis Kean early this month.

Touched by her sacrifices, tireless effort and commitment, the FCS recognised her work at their end of the year party held at the Naboro Corrections Facility a fortnight ago.

Ms Koroi was the chief guest of the event and she was also given a gift and also financial assistance in the form of a cheque from the Commissioner as a token of appreciation and to recognise her 16 years of services.

Commander Kean thanked her for the services she provided and for her perseverance throughout the years.

FCS Chaplain, Reverend Josefa Tikonatabua, said Ms Koroi has served many FCS Chaplains before him which included the late former President of the Methodist Church in Fiji, Reverend Manasa Lasaro.

Although she is working for free with the FCS, Reverend Tikonatabua said she gets little allowance from the Methodist Church of Fiji, just enough to get her through the week.

Reverend Tikonatabua also commended her work saying that most of the work in his office was often made possible by Ms Koroi who was always there to oversee things.

“Even whenever there is a function down at Korovou, she is in the forefront organising things such as morning tea for the guests and the event attendants,” Reverend Tikonatabua said.

Ms Koroi was emotional when she was given the chance to talk as chief guest.

In her speech, she said she was so honoured to be the chief guest of the day. She thanked the Commissioner for recognising her effort and appreciates FCS for accepting her always as part of the family.

She shared that she enjoys her work in serving the people as the work being carried out is for the work of the Lord.

Ms Koroi vows she will continue working for as long as it takes because even though there is no better salary on earth, she looks forward to her payment from heaven.

Source: Fiji Corrections Service

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