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International Students From Institute Clean Up Streets In Lautoka

The incessant littering along the streets of Lautoka City con­tinues to bother stakeholders. This has prompted 30 international students and 10 teachers of the Free Bird Institute, Lautoka campus to
27 May 2018 11:00
International Students From Institute Clean Up Streets In Lautoka
Free Bird Institute’s teachers and students during the clean-up campaign in Lautoka City. Photo: Daisuke Hirasawa

The incessant littering along the streets of Lautoka City con­tinues to bother stakeholders.

This has prompted 30 international students and 10 teachers of the Free Bird Institute, Lautoka campus to as­sist the Lautoka City Council through a vigorous clean-up drive last Thurs­day.

Institute intern Daisuke Hirasawa said the purpose of their activities had three reasons.

The first is to keep the famous Fiji clean and give back to the community.

“Secondly to perform enlighten­ment activities about garbage dump­ing in the city.

“Thirdly, they (students) hope to make Fijian people be gentler to­wards them as they sometimes are victims of being robbed, deceived, and cheated by the local community members.”

Mr Hirasawa added Free Bird In­stitute students were looking for op­portunities to do something good and wanted to keep students motivated.

“I would like to teach the students that something good happens to them if they do something good without greed,” he said.

“We are planning to continue simi­lar activities every month,

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. (Luke 6:38 KJV),” he said, quot­ing from the Bible.

The event was a voluntary exercise after the class, and it took about one hour.

Picking up rubbish was done us­ing equipment donated by one of the students and it took place through Tavewa Avenue in front of the school to the post office.

The clean-up campaign by Free Bird Institute’s teachers and students has been described as an example of good citizenry. Photo: Daisuke Hirasawa

The clean-up campaign by Free Bird Institute’s teachers and students has been described as an example of good citizenry. Photo: Daisuke Hirasawa

 

Lautoka City Council chief ex­ecutive officer Jone Nakauvadra ap­plauded the free service by the teach­ers and students. He said this was an example of good citizenry.

Mr Nakauvadra said there was a need for more civic pride.

Free Bird Institute’s teachers and students hope to continue the clean-up campaign. Photo: Daisuke Hirasawa

Free Bird Institute’s teachers and students hope to continue the clean-up campaign. Photo: Daisuke Hirasawa

Edited by Percy Kean

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