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Minister meets beggars at Rehabilitation Centre

August 2, 2015 6:45 am

Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar met the street dwellers who are now residing at the ‘Good Samaritan Inn,” a rehabilitation centre located in Colo-i-Suva – yesterday morning.

The Minister and her team were briefed on the achievements and challenges faced by the centre.

Akbar says those living in the centre have been through a lot.

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She says some of them don’t have any families and the centre is the only place they regard as their home.

The Minister says the objective is to help the less fortunate individuals to acquire skills and platforms to earn a sustainable livelihood, without having to beg on the streets.

The Centre that was officially opened in February this year has been built with the funding of $100,000 by the Fijian Government.

Currently, there are seven male beggars staying at the Centre.

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