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AFL Assists To Upgrade Play School

Airports Fiji Limited continues in its efforts to pass on benefits to the society to create a better community. The state-owned enterprise has spent about $50,000 to upgrade the Nadi
25 May 2015 09:54
AFL Assists To Upgrade Play School
Children of the refurbished Nadi Airport Play School with their parents and teachers. Photo: SHEETAL PRASAD

Airports Fiji Limited continues in its efforts to pass on benefits to the society to create a better community.

The state-owned enterprise has spent about $50,000 to upgrade the Nadi Airport Play School as part of its community contribution.

Airports Fiji executive chairman, Faiz Khan, said: “The committee of Nadi Airport Play School approached us about two months ago to be involved in refurbishing the play school.

“The play school was built in 1960s and is on Airports Fiji land about 50 metres from where we work.

“When we inspected the school, the walls, floors, ceilings, toilets and walkway were falling apart.”

Mr Khan said the decision to refurbish and upgrade the play school was not a tough one for the Board.

“Good decisions do not take long to make. There are more than a 100 kids that come to this school. These children are our future leaders,” he stressed.

“We saw an opportunity to participate in something that was going to be long lasting and enduring for all the children.

“We are particularly proud as we believe that children are our future, these children will be leaders of this country in years to come.

“We pledge our continued support in looking after this school, it is on Airports Fiji Limited land and we care.”

The Play School opened the past week, completely refurbished and transformed compared to its condition two months ago.

Mr Khan said it was not the new walls, or floor or ceiling or toilets or walkway or even the colourful paints that made them happy.

“It is the smiles on the faces of the kids and their enthusiasm that we see here today that is truly rewarding,” he said.

“Our Building and Civil Works team worked hard and long to complete the works within two weeks.”

School President Farisha Khan was greatly moved with the work of the project team from Airports Fiji Limited.

“This project would not have been completed without the generosity of AFL and we greatly acknowledge that.”

“By the looks on the children’s faces, they are very much excited to see all bright new colours in their school,” she said.

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