Parents around the country continue to prepare their children for their return to school, but single mother of two, Tarusila Malumu is scouting for assistance to allow her children to go back to school with the necessary school supplies.
Malumu who is the sole breadwinner and also caring for her mother was laid off from her job last month after Lotus Garments Factory burnt down.
She says that selling Jam and home-made doormats is their only source of income for the time being but is not enough to buy the necessary school supplies that her children will need for school.
The 36-year-old has a 12-year-old daughter and 6-year-old son both attending Delainamasi Government School.
She says that she has sought assistance from non-government organisations such as Save the Children Fund, Read to Lead, and ATH Vodafone with the hope of receiving a positive response that will enable her to send her children back to school just as any parent would.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.