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Groups Share The Love During Easter

  The Easter fever has kicked in and some groups and volunteer organisations had their own ideas of sharing in the spirit of the event. At Nakasi, Nausori, the St
15 Apr 2017 11:00
Groups Share The Love During Easter
Dilkusha Home Children while wishing everyone Happy Easter in Nausori on 14 April, 2017. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

 

The Easter fever has kicked in and some groups and volunteer organisations had their own ideas of sharing in the spirit of the event.

At Nakasi, Nausori, the St Christopher’s Home received $3000 worth of rations yester­day from the China Chamber of Commerce in Fiji. Its president, Gang Wang, said Good Friday was an important day in the Christian calendar and they wanted to make a difference and put a smile to the children’s faces.

Mr Gang and his colleagues handed over food items and sanitary supplies.

“As parents, we wish our children to grow with happiness and health. This donation is the first of its kind for the China Chamber of Commerce in Fiji. After its establishment in December last year, we are pleased to do some­thing for the orphans – especially to this gener­ous Home through this donation,” he said.

“Recently one female member of the Home graduated from USP and we applaud the sacri­fice and commitment of the management and indeed this is a big achievement.”

He said they intended to promote their social obligation in assisting the less fortunate, or­phan homes and other organisation that look after the welfare of the needy in Fiji.

“China Chamber of Commerce in Fiji is strengthening the relationship with the Fijian community; not only in trade links but partici­pating in this worthy course similar to what you have seen this morning. We hope that this event would bring a special meaning to you during this Easter,” Mr Gang said.

Dilkusha Children’s Home

In Nausori, the Methodist Church will send residents of the Dilkusha Children’s Home on a picnic today at Deuba, Pacific Harbour.

Home superintendent Deaconess Leba Laveti said the children, after a long time, would get to go out for an entire day.

“The children are very excited to go out for a picnic and swim which is a whole day event organised by the Methodist churches for the children of Dilkusha Home,” Deaconess Laveti said.

“Our children are mainly at home because we have a lot of visitors who come to have break­fast, lunch or dinner with them but when they came to know that they will be going out for the whole day, there was nothing as pleasing as see­ing their excitement.”

There are 40 children being cared for at the Home to date; the youngest is an 11-month-old baby while the oldest is 25 years old.

“Nothing stops these children from celebrat­ing Easter with fresh hot cross buns as well,” Deaconess Laveti said.

Babasiga Ashram, Labasa

In Labasa, it was an Easter to remember for members of a youth group who prepared breakfast for residents of the Babasiga Ash­ram in Labasa.

The Pai Brothers in Labasa gave the senior citizens treat in a bid to share their love.

“We want to remind them that they are not alone, there are people who care for them even though they have been deserted by their fam­ily members,” the group’s secretary, Suneet Prasad, said.

“And for this Easter, it is important that we share the teachings of Christ and share the love. Because he died on the cross for every­body and we are all equal.”

Mr Prasad said they were also selling raffle tickets to help raise funds for the fire victims in Boca, Bulileka.

In a statement, the Ministry of Women, Chil­dren and Poverty Alleviation praised the con­tribution provided to the seniors by the group. The group has 11 members.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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