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Public Trustee Fulfils Wishes Of Ex-School Teacher, Lecturer

The kind heart and generosi­ty of a former school teacher and university lecturer has left two non-profit organisations leaping with joy. The late Joyce Danraijie Heera­man, originally from Trinidad and
02 Nov 2018 15:24
Public Trustee Fulfils Wishes Of Ex-School Teacher, Lecturer
From left: Fiji Public Trustee Corporation Limited chief executive officer Atonio Takala, Reserve Bank of Fiji chief manager Governor’s Office Lorraine Seeto and WOWS Kids Fiji team leader Viola Lesi during the handover on October 31, 2018. On the table is a portrait of the late Joyce Danraijie Heeraman. Photo: Reserve Bank of Fiji

The kind heart and generosi­ty of a former school teacher and university lecturer has left two non-profit organisations leaping with joy.

The late Joyce Danraijie Heera­man, originally from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, left be­hind a will that would see her life savings directed to the Fiji Cancer Society and WOWs Kids Fiji.

Prior to Ms Joyce’s passing she had sought the help of the Fiji Pub­lic Trustee Corporation Limited to draft her final wishes in the form of a will.

Yesterday, the chief executive of­ficer of the Public Trustee, Atonio Takala, on behalf of the late Ms Joyce donated $10,000 from the Joyce Heeraman Estate to the Fiji Cancer Society and another $10,000 from the Joyce Heeraman Estate to the WOWS Kids Fiji.

Board member of the Fiji Can­cer Society, Makrava Wilson, said: “This is a very generous donation done and there are so many good people out there that we cannot thank enough.

“We are just glad that Ms Joyce had WOWS Kids and Fiji Cancer Society in her will to be the re­cipients of her donation and we can only wish her soul will rest in peace and thank her for the dona­tion.

“We would like to acknowledge all the organisations and individuals who have participated in the Pink­tober month.

Mr Takala said: “Joyce Danrai­jie Heeraman was originally from Trinidad and Tobago, in the Car­ibbean. She grew up and obtained her Teacher Training degree and taught in primary and secondary schools.

“She came to Fiji in the late 1970s and taught in a number of primary schools in Fiji for 14 years before joining the University of the South Pacific in 1991, where she was a lec­turer in the School of Education, Faculty of Arts and Law.

“In April this year Ms Joyce sought the services of the Fiji Pub­lic Trustee for the drafting of her final wishes in the form of a will.

“Ms Joyce was laid to rest on the 4th of June 2018, and it is with hon­our that we gather today to witness the fulfilment of part of Ms Joyce’s wishes.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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