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IMF Donates More Than $15k To Champs On Wheels

One of the world’s top finance organisation officials visited Nawaka village in Nadi. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy managing director, Carla Grasso presented a cheque dona­tion of more than
10 Dec 2018 10:47
IMF Donates More Than $15k To Champs On Wheels
International Monetary Fund Deputy managing director Carla Grasso (middle) with graduates of the Lil Champs Kindergarten at Nawaka Village, Nadi. Photo: Champs on Wheels

One of the world’s top finance organisation officials visited Nawaka village in Nadi.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) deputy managing director, Carla Grasso presented a cheque dona­tion of more than $15, 000 to Champs on Wheels.

Ms Grasso presented the cheque on behalf of IMF during the graduation ceremony for 43 students of Nawaka Village kindergarten.

She said the funds were collected through management donations during visitations to various international coun­tries.

Past week she opened the high-level conference on IMF Capacity Development and Growth in Fiji along with Act­ing Prime Minister, Attorney General and Minister of the Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum in Nadi.

The conference also celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center (PFTAC)-which was also a first, the first of this type of centre launched by the IMF.

“The Fund made lasting contributions through manage­ment donations during visits to emerging economies in Af­rica, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regions,” she said.

“IMF giving together also disbursed $210,000 in community grants to 30 local and international charities to encourage economic independence through education and economic opportunities.”

Ms Grasso commended the founder and director for Champs on Wheels, Shabreen Nisha for the effort and initia­tive put into recognise the need that children should have in terms of quality education.

“I’m so impressed with the initiative that Shabreen Nisha is putting together to meet the needs of these children in providing better education here in Fiji,” she said.

Ms Nisha acknowledged Ms Grasso and the members of IMF for their generous contribution towards the children of Champs on Wheels.

“We cannot thank you enough for recognising that there is a must to education to children aged between zero to four years,” she said.

She said with the inclusion of Nawaka and Narewa Vil­lage, the funds would be used to equip all the children with proper educational needs in their early years of learning.

 




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