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Asco Motors Backs Education

FENC Fiji had received the monetary donation last month and the handover ceremony was held yesterday at the Asco Motors showroom in Nabua.
11 Jan 2020 15:36
Asco Motors Backs Education
Asco Motors chief executive officer Craig Sims (third from left) hands over a cheque of $15,000 to FENC Fiji national co-ordinator Ratu Meli Vesikula (second from right) on January 10, 2020, at the company’s showroom in Nabua. Photo: Shreeya Verma

Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC) Fiji was $15,000 richer yesterday, thanks to a donation from Asco Motors Company Limited.

FENC Fiji had received the monetary donation last month and the handover ceremony was held yesterday at the Asco Motors showroom in Nabua.

FENC Fiji national co-ordinator Ratu Meli Vesikula said the organisation bought 330 school bags and necessary stationeries for the start of the 2020 school year.

“Education is one of the main instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays the foundation for sustained economic growth,” he said.

Mr Vesikula also said FENC Fiji loved to see the disadvantaged and poor becoming independent with their heads held high and their dignity fully restored.

“We hope that the parents and children will see the hard work we are doing for them to do well in school. “

He said there was a set of criteria the applicants had to closely follow, if they needed assistance.

“From the applicants’ response, we pick out the poorest of the poor and we visit their homes to ensure that they are telling the truth,” Mr Vesikula said.

He also said there were other major donors who were also willing to assist FENC Fiji.

Asco Motors chief executive officer Craig Sims said this was their third donation, under the Asco Foundation, to FENC Fiji over the period.

“We feel happy to assist the organisation who helps children who are in great need,” Mr Sims said.

He also said the children return to classes next week and it was important to support them with the required education tools.

“Some parents cannot afford to buy school supplies for their children and I am grateful that FENC Fiji has taken a huge step in helping families move ahead,” Mr Sims said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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