News Release

Church Donates Emergency Medical and Communication Equipment to Fiji Schools

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated walkie talkies and trauma kits to two Suva schools this week.

Fiji Latter-day Saint leader, Vito Mitchell Qaqa Mitchell, presented the kits and eight walkie talkies to the representatives from the LDS Church College and LDS Primary School yesterday (10 March).

The equipment will assist the schools to manage risks when conducting events such as athletics, basketball tournaments and youth camps, and will also be available for use by those seeking refuge during natural disasters. 

Next week Mr Qaqa will present medical kits, two walkie talkies and a megaphone to Montfort Boys Town and Nasinu Secondary School.  

He will also present a medical kit to the National Youth Band.

Additional medical kits and walkie talkies will be donated by the Church to organisations in Vanuatu and Kiribati to assist people in those countries during emergencies.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has over half a million members in the South Pacific—part of a global membership of over 15 million.

Latter-day Saints are actively engaged in helping individuals, families and communties prepare for emergency situations.

Church members also support disaster relief efforts around the world, such as those taking place in Fiji right now, in the wake of last month's Cyclone Winston.

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