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Parents Of Needy Students Thank Charity Group

Fifty underprivileged and disadvantaged students with educational needs were assisted by the North­ern Charity Alliance (NCA) this year. NCA president Arunesh Vishwa said education was a focus areas of its
24 Jan 2019 11:03
Parents Of Needy Students Thank Charity Group
Northern Charity Alliance member Rajesh Rishiram (right) with the recipients and their children during the handing over of voucher in Labasa on January 22,2019. Photo:Courtesy of Jagat Prasad

Fifty underprivileged and disadvantaged students with educational needs were assisted by the North­ern Charity Alliance (NCA) this year.

NCA president Arunesh Vishwa said education was a focus areas of its strategy, thus more assistance would be provided in this area.

“The importance of education towards the young genera­tion is our priority,” Mr Vishwa said.

“We want our young generation to have access to quality education for the benefit of their future.

Students from as far as Taveuni, Seaqaqa, Batiri, Matani­wai, Bua and Savusavu have been assisted for this new school year with purchase of bags, uniforms, and other stationeries.

“NCA is a non-profit organisation with its focus areas being education, health, poverty alleviation and climate change,” he said.

“We are fundraising to collect funds to assist the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Our objectives are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Each student received a voucher of $100.

Mohini Lata, a widow of Vunicuicui in Labasa, was in tears when she received a cheque of $200.

“I don’t have any source of income and life has been so miserable,” she said.

“Thanks to NCA my two daughters, Ranjini Chand, Year 12 and Anjani Chand, Year 11 are now equipped with all educational needs to attend classes at Shri Guru Nanak Khalsa College in Labasa.”

Kuini Tinai, a parent from Batiri, Macuata province, thanked NCA for the timely assistance because her only source of income is collecting fresh water mussels (kai) from the river and selling near the roadside

“Sometimes due to bad weather it very hard to collect mussels,” Ms Tinai said.

“I am thankful to NCA for assisting my three children with back to school needs.”

Edited by Percy Kean



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