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Donor, Lions Club Help Out Special Students

Through an anonymous local donor’s assistance, the Labasa Lions Club on Tuesday was able to help 35 students of the Labasa School for Special Education. The club worked together with
23 Mar 2017 14:47
Donor, Lions Club Help Out Special Students
Labasa Lions Club members handover donation to the students and teachers of Labasa School for Special Education on Tuesday. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Through an anonymous local donor’s assistance, the Labasa Lions Club on Tuesday was able to help 35 students of the Labasa School for Special Education.

The club worked together with the school head teacher Mukesh Chand and identified the needy students and what they needed.

Labasa Lions Club president Mohammed Rizwaan said they donated general school uniform, safety boots, umbrellas, shoes, towels and bags.

“We also donated some resources to the school such as a single bed with mattress, one rug, one CD player, sets of gumboots and sets eye goggles,” Mr Rizwaan said.

“We consider ourselves very fortunate to assist these students through the love and support given by our donor who wishes not to be named.”

When questioned about the price value of the donated items, Mr Rizwaan said that the donor wished it not to be revealed as his vision was to continuously reach out to as many disabled children with assistance.

“We are requesting families, who have disabled children and are in need of assistance, to contact us directly so that we can assist in whatever possible ways we can,” Mr Rizwaan said.

The families can contact Hazim Hussein on 992-2007 and Rajesh Rishiram 995-4281.

Mr Chand said. “Such donation brought smiles on children’s faces and having this presentation as we observe World Down Syndrome Day is a joyous occasion for us.

“We are thankful to the club and this would also bring positive impact in students’ development areas such as usage of safety boots during vocational classes.”

Labasa School for Special Education headboy Anasa Baleruarua said he was happy to receive a safety boots.

“Since the school started I always wanted to wear safety boots like other vocational students but I couldn’t afford,” Anasa of Labasa said.

“Now that I have something on my feet I can move around with smile without feeling alienated.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback:  shratikan@fijisun.com.fj



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