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India to Assist 20 Schools

The government of India has provided an assistance of $2.7 million for the renovation of 20 schools under the ‘Adopt a School’ programme. The identified 20 schools were damaged during
03 Feb 2017 11:00
India to Assist 20 Schools
High Commissioner of India to Fiji, Vishvas Sapkal (left), handing over the cheque of $2.7 million to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

The government of India has provided an assistance of $2.7 million for the renovation of 20 schools under the ‘Adopt a School’ programme.

The identified 20 schools were damaged during the category five Tropical Cyclone Winston, which struck on February 20, 2016.

India is providing this assistance in response to the request made by Government to help rebuild schools that have been severely damaged by Cyclone Winston.

As conveyed by the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, National Archives, 16 schools from the Western Division and four from the Central Division would be renovated.

Yesterday, High Commissioner of India to Fiji, Vishvas Sapkal, handed over a cheque of $2.7m to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

Mr Bainimarama appreciated the assistance given towards the ‘Adopt a School’ programme and thanked the Prime Minister of India, people and government of India for their kind assistance.

Source: High Commission of India

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