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USP International Office Volunteer Day, A Success

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International students having fun with a student of the Fiji School for the Blind.

International students from The University of the South Pacific (USP) spent a fun-filled day with students of the Fiji School of the Blind in Vatuwaqa, Suva as part of their Volunteer Day on 20 May, 2017.

The event is organised by the International Office where one day in each semester is dedicated to community engagement with staff, interns and international students.

Nonu Pesamino, International CR Assistant, said the day was spent with the children of the school and activities included a tour of the Blind school classrooms and dormitories, singing, playing outdoor games, reading stories and playing games.

In addition, the team from USP’s International Office hosted an afternoon tea with the children.

As a result of this visitation, USP’s International Students were emotionally moved by these children and have requested to visit the Blind School regularly.

Sherri Lodhar, International Student said it was certainly an eye-opening and humbling experience to visit the Fiji School of the Blind.

“Seeing the children and how well they interact with others has definitely made me more appreciative and has motivated me to do more to help others”, she added.

The International Office will organise the next Volunteer Day next semester.

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