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Creating Better Education

Members of the LaserCon 2015 Taskforce were farewelled last weekend by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, at a gala dinner in Nadi. The taskforce consisted
07 Sep 2015 09:30
Creating  Better Education
Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation Rosy Akbar (second from left) at the Gala Dinner for LaserCon 2015 Taskforce from Australia last Saturday night at the Sheraton Fiji Resort. Photo: DEPTFO News

Members of the LaserCon 2015 Taskforce were farewelled last weekend by the Minister for Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation, Rosy Akbar, at a gala dinner in Nadi.

The taskforce consisted of plumbers and electricians from companies in the Laser Group, a network of over 250 plumbing and electrical contractors across Australia and New Zealand.

About 400 of its members were in Fiji last week for a business conference at Denarau, Nadi, and to work on two charity projects – the refurbishment of Votualevu Public School and the Nadi Technical College and installation of their solar systems.

The renovation at Votualevu Public School started last Thursday with replacement of leaking school building roofs and classroom refurbishments.

This is to provide better learning environments to more than 1000 students.

The taskforce worked with the Ministry of Education and Reach4Yourfuture Foundation (R4YFF), a non-charitable organisation in Fiji.

Ms Akbar, while speaking at the dinner at the Sheraton Fiji Resort, thanked the organisations for helping Fijians.

“Your support and commitment through the wide range of empowerment and development projects worth AUS$100,000 will boost the education sector in Fiji,” she said.

R4YFF president Ganesh Sen said talks would be held on  Wednesday with the Ministry of Education  to include an accredited solar system course at the College .

“Students will learn to design, assemble and install a solar system,” he said.

“With the donation we are receiving from the Laser Group of Companies, the investment program will be close to AUS$25,000.”

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