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Ministry Of Women Hands Over School Essentials To Needy Children

Educational assistance of­fered is not a giveaway, but a practical way of ensuring that children in need of help can continue to access education. The Permanent Secretary for Women, Children
22 Jan 2018 11:15
Ministry Of Women Hands Over School Essentials To Needy Children
Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Josefa Koroivueta (third from the right; back row) with the family of Viliame Laliqavoka and Manjula Devi during the handover of the school essentials last week. Photo: Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation

Educational assistance of­fered is not a giveaway, but a practical way of ensuring that children in need of help can continue to access education.

The Permanent Secretary for Women, Children and Poverty Al­leviation, Josefa Koroivueta, made the statement while handing over school supplies to the Care and Pro­tection beneficiaries of Nasinu last week at the ministry’s head office in Suva.

Mr Koroivueta also thanked the World Health Organisation for do­nating school stationery and bags to Viliame Laliqavoka and Manjula Devi’s family.

At least five students received the school essentials during the hando­ver.

Mr Koroivueta said the stationery were essential and an important part of the learning process for children to use in the classrooms and at home.

“It is important for the ministry because we want to continue to sup­port the children in terms of edu­cating the needy children in Fiji,” he said.

“The ministry has strengthened its awareness programmes on the need for everyone to work together to protect our children, to ensure that no child is left behind and to prevent them from any form of abuse or neglect,” Mr Koroivueta said.

He urged the children to work hard so that they could unlock their potential and achieve their dreams in the future.

Mr Koroivueta said both families were grateful for the assistance.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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