Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) alumni have started an ongoing campaign to clean-up the Nausori Health Centre in Fiji.
The first clean-up activity was carried out by APTC Alumni Fiji Chapter in April, earlier this year. Alumni members helped in cleaning rooms and facilities, repairing furniture and safely storing away unused medical equipment. They also cleaned the Health Centre grounds and carried out landscaping works.
Prior to the clean-up, the alumni conducted an inspection of the Health Centre, applying work, health and safety protocols, which they learnt as part of their training at APTC. In their assessment, alumni found out that the Health Centre needed light carpentry repairs, electrical and plumbing work, as well as a general clean-up of the building and its surroundings.
Alumni that participated at the event said that it was a wonderful experience. They look forward to more of such activities.
It is expected that APTC alumni will carry out clean-up activities every month at the Health Centre.
One of the alumni that participated at the first clean-up activity, Tevita DeBruce said, it was an opportunity for alumni to give back to the community.
Tevita is a graduate in Certificate III in Engineering – Fabrication from APTC.
APTC alumni chapters organise events and activities that enable members to connect personally and professionally with other graduates and local communities.
In addition to Fiji, APTC has alumni chapters in Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Kiribati.