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More Schools In Naitasiri get Furnished Thanks To Swire Shipping’s Donations

More Schools In Naitasiri get Furnished Thanks To Swire Shipping’s Donations
September 24
11:30 2017

Two more schools in Naitasiri received surprised visits by Swire Shipping Services when their     representatives donated more items worth $10,000 to each school.

Waidina Secondary School and Naitavuni Catholic School got new school furniture and sporting equipment on Friday.

Swire Shipping in partnership with the Hong Kong International School who provided the gear to the shipping service company had high hopes the donation would be utilised by the school.

Naitavuni Catholic School head teacher Koleta Talai Nawaqabuli said: “We are very grateful to Swire Shipping for providing us with classroom furniture and sports equipment to furnish our classrooms before we open the new school block.”

Waidina Secondary School principal Alena Raiqitawa Ligavatu said they were surprised by the kind gesture because they were not expecting it.

“I would like to express our sincere gratitude to Hong Kong International School, Swire Shipping and the Ministry of Education.

“I could say we are very blessed this afternoon as this is a surprise to us; we did not expect to have this. Today is a special afternoon.”


Future leaders

Swire Shipping Swire Owners Representative – Central Pacific, Chris de Villiers said: “As future leaders of Fiji I hope the students will make good use of the equipment we have donated.

“On behalf of Swire Shipping I would like to present the school equipment to the school. I know the school suffered damage during cyclone Winston.”

Swire Shipping which opened it’s office earlier this year in Walu Bay, Suva, is an arm of the China Navigation Company.

The donation at Naitavuni Catholic School will furnish the school’s new school block which is nearing completion.

The school consists of five teachers and 77 students from Delailasakau village and Naseuvou village.

Ms Nawaqabuli said the main school block was blown away by Cyclone Winston.

Swire Shipping general manager Business Division Craig Strong said: “We have partners in Hong Kong, the former managing director of Swire Shipping is now in another Swire company in Hong Kong. They have a relationship with the Valley Fort Rugby Club in partnership with the Hong Kong International School in supplying netball and rugby equipment.

“We look forward to supply more equipment not only in sports but also academic levels,” Mr Strong said.

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