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200 applicants receive education assistance for 2018

Save the Children Fiji has received 200 applications for education assistance. However, this is an increase from the 2017 school year figures. The organisation however had not released last year’s
06 Jan 2018 11:00
200 applicants receive education assistance for 2018

Save the Children Fiji has received 200 applications for education assistance.

However, this is an increase from the 2017 school year figures. The organisation however had not released last year’s figures when this edition went to press.

Save the Children Fiji said the new applications were from single parents and grandparents looking after children, mainly from rural homes.

Save the Children Fiji chief executive officer Iris Low-McKenzie has called on all parents to invest in their children’s education and spend quality time with them.

“As parents prepare to send their children to school this year, we have called on all parents to commit to ensuring that their children return to school on time and equipped with all their school essentials,” she said.

“While parents play their role in ensuring children go to school, I urged all children to also play their part because they have the responsibility to commit to their school work, to work hard this year to achieve good academic results.”

Ms Low-McKenzie said the organisation together with its corporate partner Vinod Patel Company Limited and other corporate businesses will provide children with a school bag kit which includes a school bag, exercise books, and stationery.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

 



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