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Save the Children gets $6000 help

By PAULINI RATULAILAI and JUSTINE MANNAN Stands (South Pacific) Limited is the first company to donate $6000 to the Save the Children’s Educational Assistance and Emergency Education Response assistance programme.
20 Dec 2013 10:34

By PAULINI RATULAILAI
and JUSTINE
MANNAN

Stands (South Pacific) Limited is the first company to donate $6000 to the Save the Children’s Educational Assistance and Emergency Education Response assistance programme.
Company managing director Sanjay Singh said, as a leading company in the IT industry, their team understood the value of education.
“We know that children who leave school for financial reasons often do not return which greatly affects the opportunities that they have later in life and that’s why we supported SCF over the years,” Mr Singh said
Save the Children has contributed a lot towards the welfare of children and continue to do so with their programmes which most people do not know about.
Save the Children Fiji chief executive officer Raijeli Nicole said they had assisted quite a lot of children around the country with school fees, stationary, books and that continues to be the mainstay of the organisation.
“Save the Children is extremely grateful to Standss (South Pacific) for this generous offer of $6000 to our Educational Assistance and Emergency Response assistance programme. They are actually demonstrating quite clearly that you don’t have to be a huge organisation to contribute to this programme because every donation really counts and on that note I’m really grateful to Sanjay and his team at Standss for rising up to the challenge.”
Meanwhile emergency education programmes technical consultant Jack French said Saves the Children’s strategy was all about co-ordination. He said they took the responsibility very seriously as a global leader in emergency response areas of education and child protection.
Mr Singh hopes that this donation will help more children complete their education, transform their lives and build the nation.




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