The Fiji Times
Communities gather for clean-up campaign
COMMUNITIES between Pacific Harbour and Navua conducted a clean-up campaign on Saturday in an effort to raise awareness on the need to keep the environment clean.
Members of the community including police, medical and National Fire Authority personnel around the vicinity joined the initiative, picking rubbish along the Pacific Harbour and Navua corridor.
Organised by Bula Medical Support director Renu Snowsill, the initiative is aimed at getting youths and members of the public along the Navua-Pacific Harbour corridor to gather for the betterment of their own communities.
Ms Snowsill said the event was a first of its kind, actively involving residents and creating in them a sense of responsibility for the cleanliness of their own environment.
“The clean-up, which started at the Pacific Harbour Police Post, finished at the Navua Police Barracks where police will hold a drug awareness program for our youths and residents who are part of this event.
“Apart from assisting members of the public wishing to travel to India for medical treatment free of charge, the organisation has also taken it upon itself to get members of the community to gather and look into ways of addressing issues that affect our people.”
Navua community policing officer Sergeant Maria Rounds said the event was a good platform for police personnel to establish networks with residents in the two communities, considering that communal effort was vital in combating crime.
Meanwhile, those seeking assistance for medical treatment in India can contact Bula Medical Support through their Facebook page, email on bulamedicalsupport@ gmail.com or contact Ms Snowsill on 9912379.
Bula Medical Support provides free visa assistance, medical airline arrangements and even conducts fundraising for those needing treatment at any of their six partner hospitals in New Delhi.