And it was indeed a grand opening as friends of FRIEND community members, partner non government organizations, government representatives and corporate supporters gathered in numbers to witness the official opening of the new FRIEND headquarters in Tuvu. CEO Motibhai Group, Mahendra Motibhai Patel launched theredesigned FRIEND website before the Acting Australian High Commissioner H. E. Ms Judith Robinson officially declared the new office open. She also handed over keys to two new vehicles to assist the organization in its service delivery to the marginalised and rural communities. A number of beneficiaries also presented some moving testimonies on the impact on their lives and that of their families, after associating with FRIEND. The official part of the ceremony was concluded with cake cutting to mark the occasion of FRIEND’s 8th anniversary of opening its first office in Lautoka.


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August 29, 2010