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Government Allocates $10k for WOW Kids Fiji

“Today, we reflect upon the significance of this month and the broader themes it represents. This global awareness held every September is an opportunity to raise awareness about childhood cancer patients and their families,” Ms Tabuya said.
08 Sep 2023 17:30
Government Allocates $10k for WOW Kids Fiji
Parents and guardians of children living with cancer together with medical professionals at the launch were presented with certificates and gift hampers by Minister for Women, Children and Social Protection Lynda Tabuya (left)to acknowledge all their efforts in ensuring that each child is afforded the best care at home and at the hospital. Photo: DEPTFO News

Ten thousand worth of Government assistance will be allocated through the non government organisation grants programme to WOWS Kids Fiji, to help it continue the valuable work it does.

Lynda Tabuya officiated at the WOWS Kids Fiji launch of the ‘International Childhood Cancer Month’ at the Api Tonga Church on Wednesday morning and gave this reassurance.

The Minister for Women, Children and Social Protection conveyed her appreciation to WOWS Kids Fiji and commended the board and team members for the tremendous work they do year in and year out.

“Today, we reflect upon the significance of this month and the broader themes it represents. This global awareness held every September is an opportunity to raise awareness about childhood cancer patients and their families,” Ms Tabuya said.

Parents and guardians of young cancer patients were commended for the important role they played in providing emotional support and comfort to children, together with fostering a positive and supportive home environment.

Various medical professionals who have played a vital part in the care of the children living with cancer were also present at the event.

“Your compassion shines brightly in the often-difficult moments you share with young patients and their families. Your dedication to staying at the forefront of medical knowledge ensures the children living with cancer receive the best possible care,” she said.

While issuing a heartfelt challenge, the minister said: “Assisting our most vulnerable requires our collective dedication, creativity, and unwavering commitment. It’s a challenge that transcends boundaries, politics, and differences.”

The board chair and co-founder Sina Kami ,thanked the ministry for the timely assistance and all sponsors who have played big part in helping WOWS Kids Fiji continue to assist parents and children diagnosed with cancer.

Parents and guardians of children living with cancer together with medical professionals at the launch were presented with certificates and gift hampers to acknowledge all their efforts in ensuring that each child is afforded the best care at home and at the hospital.

 

Source: DEPTFO News



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