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Lunch Packs For John Wesley Primary School Students

School assistant headteacher Apenisa Delai, while acknowledging the initiative, said they had identified that most students were eating boiled noodles for lunch five days in a week.
27 Jul 2020 10:08
Lunch Packs For John Wesley Primary School Students
Management and staff of Aon (Fiji) Pte Limited with teachers and students of John Wesley Primary School during the lunch and stationery drive at the school on July 24, 2020. Photo: Inoke Rabonu

Eighty students of John Wesley Primary School in Suva were treated with lunch packs last Friday compliments of Aon (Fiji) Pte Limited management and staff.

Another 150 students from the school were handed stationery packs.

This was part of the company’s community engagement commemorating Aon United week internationally.

School assistant headteacher Apenisa Delai, while acknowledging the initiative, said they had identified that most students were eating boiled noodles for lunch five days in a week.

This, he said, was because parents were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the school had provided lunches when they could, but finances were limited.

“It is assistance such as this that children will remember for the rest of their lives,” he said.

“The pandemic has made a devastating impact on many families and I am grateful that our struggling students have been chosen by Aon Limited as part of its social community work.”

Aon (Fiji) Pte Limited senior associate director, Michelle Chand, said they thought of helping students whose parents were affected by the pandemic.

“We identified John Wesley Primary because we had ascertained that many students who were educated here were from informal settlements around the Raiwai and Raiwaqa area,” Ms Chand said.

“We discussed with the teachers here and they quickly identified these children who needed lunch,” she said.

Edited by Ivamere Nataro

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