Old Scholar Gives $50K To Re-start Project

Money will go towards rebuilding school’s infrastructure.
04 Jul 2022 12:00
Old Scholar Gives $50K To Re-start Project
Businessman Sulendra Raju (with garland) with other stakeholders at the event. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Andrews Primary School in Nadi can continue with its infrastructure project that was initiated in 2018.

This was made possible after the school received $50,000 from its alumni and Fijian-born businessman, Sulendra Raju, on Friday.

Mr Raju operates a business in New Zealand.


School Manager Rajeet Singh, on behalf of school trustees, management, teachers, and students and nearby communities, acknowledged and thanked Mr Raju for the assistance.

“Thank you all In One family for pledging $50,000 towards the school’s infrastructure development. We are thrilled to have your support,” Mr Singh said.

“This is the first time, in the his- tory of school, that we have received such a large sum of donation from an individual at the time when we needed it most.


Through your donation, we will be able to continue working towards our goal and project we initiated in 2018.

“You truly made a big difference for Andrews Primary School and we are extremely grateful and proud of you as an ex-scholar of our prestigious institution. We’d love to collaborate more with you and our ‘All In One Family’.”

Mr Raju, a former student himself, said he was obliged to help the school.


“I shared so many wonderful memories of my school days at the school remembering master Mahesh Prasad and the great ‘leather belt’, master Rasheed Degia and obviously my classmate, Ashfaaq Khan (School Trustee),” he said.

Mr Raju was also part of the construction of Andrews Kindergarten many years back, which was built when current school trustee, Piyara Singh, was the school manager.

“I am absolutely thrilled; like my other siblings who all attended this school which has so many interesting histories attached to us. Obviously a Nawaka kid in 80’ and
90’s walking along the tramline to and from the school,” Mr Raju said.

Meanwhile, the school also hosted the ‘Drug Awareness Programme’.



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