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Primary School Gets $10K In Furniture

Penang Sangam Primary School received a total of $10,000 worth of furniture from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church on Friday. Speaking at the handover, the LDS
03 Jul 2016 10:37
Primary School Gets $10K In Furniture
From left: School manager Madre Naicker, headteacher Rajesh Kumar, the Country Welfare Manager for Tuvalu and Fiji of LDS Church Frank Stanford, Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar and the Principal of Penang Sangam High School Ravi Chand at PSHS Hall in Rakiraki on Friday. Photo: Kathrin Krishna

Penang Sangam Primary School received a total of $10,000 worth of furniture from Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Church on Friday.

Speaking at the handover, the LDS Country Welfare Manager for Tuvalu and Fiji, Frank Stanford, encouraged the students to work hard.

“Education can take you from where you are to what you want to become therefore all of you need to work hard and make the most of the resources which are provided to you,” Mr Stanford said.

He said that the Latter Day Saints Church was happy they could help schools which were affected by the Cyclone.

“I am glad we LDS could help this school in such time of need,” he said.

“The chairs, desks and other things have all been donated by ‘Furniture for Schools’ in Australia.”

Head Teacher of the school Rajesh Kumar thanked the church for the assistance provided and said the students would definitely benefit from the aid.

“I would like to thank the members of LDS Church both from Fiji and abroad for their generous assistance in donating a container full of 280 chairs and desks, three smart boards, two tables and 30 swivel chairs to our school,” Mr Kumar said.

“Penang Sangam Primary School had lost 95 per cent of its belongings and this assistance will never be forgotten.”

Chief guest, Assistant Minister for Health and Medical Services Veena Bhatnagar also thanked the church saying such initiative from organisations was definitely helping the people to move forward.

“Organisations like LDS Charities will continue to support and my Government will continue to assist our Fijians in every possible way to rebuild Fiji,” Ms Bhatnagar said.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has provided charities to over 900 families with hygiene kits, provided 6,000 hygiene kits to students in Koro, Vanuabalavu, Bua, Rakiraki, Taveuni, distributed $250,000 worth of food and other essentials to those affected by the cyclone and provided 19 tanker loads of water to South Taveuni after Cyclone Winston.

 

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

kathrin.krishna@fijisun.com.fj

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