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Provide assistance towards our school children’s needs
After my poverty survey which was conducted in the month of June 2009, I observed that the majority of the young population on Rabi are school dropouts. This is a result of low income in our society as the major source of income is through fishing, cutting copra and selling handicrafts. Parents are not capable of supporting all their children for education that is for a large family as the cost of living nowadays is very high and income low.
This organization will help fulfil the dreams of those disadvantaged and impoverished children by furthering their education instead of dropping out at the primary school level.
This objective will be achieved through the help of 2 reps from the allocated villages who will help monitor ay form of fundraising or activities involved.
Funds collected will be banked under “Banaban Children’s Fund”. The aim is to collect approximately $1,000 from our fundraising on the island and we will also be seeking kind donations outside Rabi.
WHEN WILL THIS PROJECT TAKE PLACE?
This organization is awaiting approval from the Councillors concerned in order to proceed. I request if approval could be granted so that we may proceed with activities involved.
Fundraising in Allocated villagers:
Villages - Village Reps
Tabwewa - Terikano T & Umesh C
Uma - Teue & Timaio
Tabiang - Mavita & Assistant
Buakonikai - Terea & Assistant
I know this initiative will be worthwhile as this will cater for the requirements of school children and one way of preventing school dropouts and encourage the future leaders of the Banaban generation for higher level education.
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HOW YOU CAN HELP EDUCATE BANABAN CHILDREN AND OVERCOME POVERTY BY DONATING SCHOOL STATIONARIES
We are currently looking for kind donations and sponsors to assist disadvantaged Banaban children further their education.
If you would like to get involved the committee is looking for the following donated items:
PRIMARY & SECONDARY STUDENTS:
Lecture pads (A4 size)
If you would like to make direct contact to find out more please contact – Radhika Teaoka, Co-ordinator direct on Rabi: (679) 8503995
If you would like to donate any of the above stationary items they can be posted via registered mail direct to:
Banaban Child Welfare Sub-Committee,
C/- Rabi Council of Leaders
Nuku. Rabi. Fiji Isles
Your kind donations would be greatly appreciated and really help make a difference.
ABARA BANABA – Banaba Our homeland
(61) 7 55759005
Ko raba Jeremy,
We have set up a PAYPAL donation address at: firstname.lastname@example.org into Australian bank account. All money will be transfered direct to Rabi via Western Union to Radhika. She is very organised and can report back progress on this project.
When we met up with Radhika she was hoping to get an computer and internet connection for her work. Hopefully we can set up this link as the project progresses.