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Treasure House Children's Home is a children's home located in the city of
Viti Levu, in the Fiji Islands. It was officially opened in August of
2000, and is an approved Assemblies of God Home of Compassion. It has
received certification from
the Fijian government Social Welfare Department, and children from birth
through age five are placed in Treasure House by that department.
Treasure House provides preschool and kindergarten teaching to the
children who are living there, with the intent to ultimately find homes
for these children. At the present
time, Treasure House has eight Fijian caregivers and ten children, all
of Indian background. Most of the children helped by Treasure House are
Indo-Fijian because Indians have no landowning, communal sharing unit as
do native Fijians where orphaned children are adopted almost immediately
by blood relatives and extended family.
daily routine at Treasure House begins at 5:00 am with devotion. During
the day, tots stay in Treasure House, read and play in day room while
school age kids go to school. The children walk to school and take buses
for special events during Easter, Diwali and Christmas. There is a
nap from 12:00 to 2:00 pm and dinner at 5:00 followed by devotion at
7pm. The children go to bed early. School age kids have household chores
and schoolwork, and on weekends there are outings for shopping, picnics
and other activities.
comes from the Fijian government, churches,
businesses, and individuals.
Their annual budget is $70,000 per year and crucial budget items include
housing rental, groceries and wages for caregivers. Wages alone are
$40,000 a year.
Photographs of Treasure
House showing orphans and Fijian Caregivers.
Hello! I live in
Australia and I travel to Fiji regularly with my husband and
my two daughters.
Before our last
trip I felt God urging me to take something to children,
specifically to orphans, in Fiji. Knowing nothing at all
about the situation there, but realizing that there are
displaced children all over the world, I did a google search
and found your site, Liza's reef, which I saved in my
favorites. The photos of the children and caregivers at the
Orphanage spoke to me. I filled a suitcase with clothes,
toys, percussion instruments, stationary and a Bible and
bought a guitar from my local supplier (I am a muso) and we
traveled from our farm here in Victoria Australia to
Fiji and spent some precious moments with the treasure House
family. They LOVED the guitar! I hope they play it a lot,
their music is gorgeous. Since we have been back home my
eldest daughter who is nearly fourteen has begun a variety
of fundraising activities including making and selling
crafts, to speaking in School Chapel, and has raised money
to send over.
We are so blessed
to have found these treasured children at the House. Both of
my daughters are telling their school mates about ways to
help. My husband and I will travel back in Feb.2007, and the
whole family will go there again in Sept 2007.
My name is Jane,
and our relationship with treasure House has only just begun
for our family, but from the impact in our lives, a
wonderful friendship will grow.
I have enjoyed your website so much.
it is an inspiration.
Regards Jane Whitelock-Crosby
Treasure House Mailing Address:
P.O.Box 3439, Nadi, Fiji Islands
Physical Address: Opposite Katri Holiday apartment, Saunaka,
Queens Road, Nadi, Fiji Islands