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Akbar Shares Lunch, Merry-Make With St Christopher’s Children, Seniors

Sister-in-charge Sister Kalolaine Tuineau said the visit by Ms Akbar was not the first as she has previously made multiple surprise visits to the children.
12 Oct 2020 09:23
Akbar Shares Lunch, Merry-Make With St Christopher’s Children, Seniors
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar holds Adi Rosela, with Sister Kalolaine Tuineau (left), Sister Vutulongo Tuinayau (right), children and staff members of St Christopher’s Home in Naulu, Nasinu, on October 10, 2020. Photo: Kelera Sovasiga

The St Christopher’s Home in Naulu, Nasinu, was filled with excitement and patriotism as the children celebrated Fiji’s 50th Independence Day with the Minister for Education, Rosy Akbar, on Saturday.

Sister-in-charge Sister Kalolaine Tuineau said the visit by Ms Akbar was not the first as she has previously made multiple surprise visits to the children.

“Ms Akbar will cook and come around to drop the meals for the children as a surprise, and for that we are grateful and blessed,” said Sister Tuineau.

“But her as the Minister for Education, spending this special Fiji Day with our children is truly exciting for the kids, and we are thankful that she is able to make time to come down, have lunch with us and speak to the children to their level.

“This Fiji Day is dedicated to the lives of the children and we rejoice because we know that the children today are the future leaders of our nation,” she said.

Minister Rosy Akbar with senior citizens of Father Law Home.

Minister Rosy Akbar with senior citizens of Father Law Home.

The home currently accommodates 30 children, with 22 girls and eight boys who are cared for by three Anglican sisters and nine staff members. The youngest child at the home is one-year-six-months with the oldest being a Year 11 student at Nakasi High School.

Ms Akbar had a tour around the home, and later helped serve the children with their lunch, followed by merry-making with the children through music and dancing.

Last Friday, Ms Akbar visited Father Law Home in Veisari, outside Lami, to share a meal with residents.

There, she emphasised the importance of according senior citizens the respect and the love that they deserve and that a society’s moral standards are reflected in its treatment of senior members.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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