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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A bus shelter for Nabalebale
The people of Nabalebale village really need a bus shelter as they wait along the main highway between Labasa and Savusavu. Vinaka Joy for your help and the Rotary Club of Geelong and others for this initiative.
Bus shelter for village
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
VILLAGERS of Nabalebale in Cakaudrove will soon have a shelter from the rain and the hot sun while waiting for transport.
The Savusavu Rotary Club and Geelong Rotary Club of Australia are working in partnership to build a bus stop in the area.
Savusavu Rotary Club president Tania De Hoon yesterday said the shelter would be constructed near the Nabalebale Health Centre.
"We have planned to visit the village during the first week of next month to sort out logistics. This project will cost about $3000," she said.
"Our partner from Australia will be funding this project and we will buy the materials locally, provide plans and supervise the construction of the bus stop.
"The villagers will also be requested to assist with labour. Right now, we are yet to decide on the date to start such works as we are still in the final stages of planning."
Ms De Hoon said their club, in partnership with sister clubs from Canada had built six waiting shelters in Cakaudrove.
"The bus shelter we have already built are in Nakasa, Vuadomo, Moliwawa, Vunivesi, Natua and Wailevu West. This is part of our community work aimed at helping rural people with their daily lives."
Geelong Rotary Club of Australia representative Joyce Baxter said they decided to help out after seeing women with babies wait in the sun for transport.
"We are glad to help mothers who visit the clinics protect their children from the hot sun and rain," Ms Baxter said.
Babasiga (pronounced bambasinga) is the dry land of Macuata in northern Fiji - our place in the sun in Fiji. Peceli is from Fiji from the village is Vatuadova and the beach is Nukutatava. Peceli Ratawa passed away on 27th December 2015 so this is Wendy's blog now. Wendy is an Australian and today live in Geelong, Australia.