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FIJI TIMES ONLINSSalaseini Vosamana Tuesday, March 08, 2011

THE Banaban Children's Welfare has sent 50 of its disadvantaged children to school with the assistance of an anonymous donor.

The welfare's secretary Terikano Takesau told The Fiji Times they were grateful for the contributions that enabled them to send more unfortunate children to school.

"These children were able to receive stationery, school uniforms and lunch boxes as graciously given by this good Samaritan," Mrs Takesau said.

She said the children's welfare provided the children the opportunity to learn in a serene and safe environment.

"The students are now making use of the assistance and are in good health since they have everything they need for their education."

Mrs Takesau said the gift given had helped the Banaban community thrive in many ways.

"There are still more unfortunate children that need assistance and we would like to seek more help," Mrs Takesau said.

"We need office equipment, digital cameras, Internet connection and more funds to support the children's welfare."

There are about 100 children on the island that need assistance since some of them are disabled.

"The children's welfare often has disadvantaged children coming in from the age of 15-18 years. These children need to go to school," Mrs Takesau said.

She said the organisation needed more assistance.

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