Bayly Trust Newsletter – September 2019

Published: 30th Sep 2019

Leaving No One Behind

Attending the recent National Poverty Forum helped me learn and understand how much is done in our Fiji Islands to reduce poverty and how much more is needed to be done.

Service to the community is foremost

Whilst it is unusual for a father and son to be in exactly the same dental career with similar professional qualifications, this is very much the case with Dr. Kishor Kumar and his son Dr. Shivaan Kumar. The former is a Dental Surgeon in private practice in Labasa with Dr. Shivaan engaged in the same activity, based at the Bayly Clinic in Suva.

Food packs provide all the basic nutrients

The National Food & Nutrition Centre (NFNC) of the Ministry of Health & Medical Services recently completed an analysis of the food pack which the three Bayly Welfare Centers distribute to about 400 less fortunate families registered in Suva, Lautoka and Labasa. It also recommended changes necessary to improve the nutrient contents and the JP Bayly Trust can then determine if the packs are adequate or it needs to re-adjust the quantity.

20 years of service rewarded

The Chairman of the Labasa Bayly Welfare and Education committee was awarded a cretificate os Appreciation by the Trust Chairman Digby Bossley for his twenty years of service with the Center. Bhupendra Sharma initially became a Committee member and later served as deputy Chairman following which he was appointed its Chairman.

65 years dedicated to the less fortunate

This year marks 65 years since the JP Bayly Trust was established in 1954 by the late John Percy Bayly OBE and the late Rev. Dr. George Hemming CF, OBE to provide much needed assistance to the less fortunate families in Fiji. Registered as a Charitable Trust on July 30th 1954, the Bayly Medical Clinic opened in Suva in November of that year with Lautoka in 1987 and Labasa 10 years later.

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