Monday, March 29, 2010

Fiji: EU throws lifeline to school children

Source: Government of Fiji - The European Union (EU) has once again come to the aid of Fiji school children affected by Tropical Cyclone Tomas.

Through the Fiji Education Sector Programme, the EU will present on Monday 29th March an initial cheque of $1million to the Ministry of Education to commence rehabilitation work in badly affected areas.

The money will be used to repair and purchase school equipment for schools in the northern and eastern divisions most affected by TC Tomas.

The balance of the funds will be made available after a full report on the damages to schools in the two divisions is submitted by the Ministry to the EU office.

It is envisaged that the EU will provide more than $2million to assist the Ministry in its rehabilitation efforts.

The children of Fiji, as beneficiaries of the EU's kind gesture, wishes to convey their gratitude to the people of Europe.

Their benevolent gesture of replacing lost learning implements and also providing modern facilities and equipment for learning has turned sorrows into joy.

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