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TFL Donates More Than $50K Worth Of School Relief Packs

  Students of various schools in the West were in high spirits after Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) donated $50,000 worth of school relief packs early this week. TFL in collaboration
18 Mar 2016 08:30
TFL Donates More Than $50K Worth Of School Relief Packs
TFL staff with Vunikavikaloa Arya school in Ra on Tuesday Photo:TFL

 

Students of various schools in the West were in high spirits after Telecom Fiji Limited (TFL) donated $50,000 worth of school relief packs early this week.

TFL in collaboration with the Ministry of Education distributed about 2000 packs of school materials to different schools from Rakiraki to Ba.

Telecom Fiji chief executive officer, Mothilal De Silva said: “As a responsible corporate citizen TFL management and employees joined hands to help school children who were severely affected by the cyclone.

“To make this programme successful staff contributed close to $20,000 and company contributed up to $40,000.”

Mr De Silva added that close to two thousand packs had been prepared by the team.

For primary school students, they were given a bag and a  stationery pack worth $25, while secondary school students were given a bag and a  stationery pack worth $45.

The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has been in contact with TFL and has confirmed that around 120,000 children have been directly affected by the second-strongest storm to ever make landfall.

St Francis College was among the many schools the TFL team visited.

Vice-principal Sera Naurabota said: “We have identified when the school started that majority of the students did not have any school bags as they live right in the interior of Ra.”

Mrs Naurabota said students from nearby villages include Raviravi, Nabalabala, Vuniyaumunu, Nailawa, and Nayaulevu attend the College and receiving the “School Relief packs” was a major boost to them.

Other schools such as Drauniivi Public School, Vunikavikaloa Arya, Nailuva District School, Nabau District School, Malake Village School, Nukuloa College (Ba), Nadarivatu High School (Tavua), and Ra High School took part.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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