To continue with Seru’s contributions to his village, a Fundraiser was held on March 2015 in Hong Kong to build a kindergarten in Seru’s home village as the closest was over 1 hour on foot. The Ministry of Education in Fiji supported the initiative and his partner Susan worked alongside the Ministry to complete Seru’s dream project.
Further to Seru’s passing, the Discovery Bay Pirates in Hong Kong where Seru was Head Coach/Player 2014-15, set up The Seru Rabeni Fund with 3 major aims:
- To continue supporting the fundraising activities in Seru’s home village, Nasolo on the island of Vanua Levu started by Seru in 2009. The first project is now complete further to building and opening the Seru Rabeni Memorial Kindergarten on 6th August 2018 donated by the Seru Ruben Fund with the support of the Fiji Ministry of Education.
Through the Rabeni Sevens annual rugby tournament hosted in Nasolo, the Fund will also continue to build an education and rugby pathway offering Fijian youth opportunities overseas to change their lives for a better future. Seru kickstarted the following initiatives taking on obligations, financial and otherwise, to support others at the expense of himself and his family:
- Founded and personally funded the Nasolo Young Boys Sevens team
- Academy Placements for DB Pirates outstanding U19 players in 2015 with Otago Highlanders & Canterbury in New Zealand and the Sharks in South Africa.
- Allocate a portion of monies raised to provide a similar function to an Accumulation & Maintenance Trust for Seru and Susan's daughter Ayami's future education or needs.
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