WOWS Kids Fiji was provided with $18,000 worth of assistance by Korean based international non-government organisation (NGO) International We Love’U Foundation.
The Fiji Embassy in Korea was presented with the donations at Pangyo city in Korea.
While presenting the donation, Zahng Gil-jah, Chairwoman of the International We Love’U Foundation reflected on the pillars of the foundation which is unconditional love of a “mother” that extends beyond nationality, race, language, and culture.
She highlighted the importance of sharing resources between neighbors that would help towards achieving good health and wellbeing to address poverty around the world.
In accepting the donation on behalf of WOWS Kids Fiji, Fiji’s Ambassador to Korea Peniana Lalabalavu thanked Chairwoman Zahng for the generous contribution provided to the WOWS Kids Fiji.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Mr Lalabalavu and Ms Zahng, on behalf of the Foundation. The MOU aims to deepen collaboration towards the implementation of cooperation projects in Fiji.
WOWS Kids Fiji, Team Leader Viola Lesi applauded the International We Love’U Foundation for its generosity in providing this timely assistance.
“This donation will go towards medications and diagnosis tests needed for the children living with cancer in Fiji,” said Ms Lesi.
“Our organisation supports around 60 to 70 children living with cancer at any given time and also includes children from other Pacific Islands that come to Fiji for treatment.
“We provide practical support, social, economic and physiological support to assist the families of children living with cancer. These includes covering costs incurred during treatment such as transportation, medications, diagnostic test, accommodation, home visitations, overseas treatment, facilitating sessions, equipping families with coping skills and creating awareness on child cancer issues in the country.”