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Fiji’s Education Minister’s ‘Barter Bug’ Soars

“We are headed through very tough times and I would like to urge an appeal to people if they have to go out of their way to make a difference in any under privileged child or families please do it with a full heart because God’s blessing will be upon you.”
28 May 2020 12:52
Fiji’s Education Minister’s ‘Barter Bug’ Soars
The Honourable Minister of Education, Rosy Akbar and the K9E brothers after a trade

Minister for Education Rosy Akbar follows the Barter for Better Fiji Facebook page religiously, seeking out disadvantaged families to help.

The page, which was created more than a month ago, has gained traction online for the selfless display of generosity shown to people financially affected by COVID-19.

Ms Akbar says her participation is, “my personal contribution to that forum. I have the barter bug.

“I do whatever little I can to support, with whatever is within my means.”

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She is urging the public to help less fortunate families.

 

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“That forum has gained a lot of momentum. I follow it very closely and it is making a lot of impact in the lives of those who are disadvantaged,” the minister said.

 
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“We are headed through very tough times and I would like to urge an appeal to people if they have to go out of their way to make a difference in any underprivileged child or families please do it with a full heart because God’s blessing will be upon you.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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