Thursday, January 22, 2009

Thank you Save the Children for your work in Fiji esp for the Fiji Flood Victims.

For those wanting to help out:

You can donate via our Community group @

Account Number:· 100012 030539:0244383 00
· Account Name: Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji)

Do send us an email if you wish to be acknowldged individually.

Funds raised will be given to Save the Children New Zealand for the Fiji Flood Victims.

Kia ora Tatou , 'Vinaka' & Thank you

Luvei Viti (Children of Fiji Team

Below is a story as featured in Fiji Times Online 22/01/2009.

School priority for Save the Children

Thursday, January 22, 2009

SAVE the Children Fund Fiji has taken on a challenge to help more than 1000 children coming from flood-affected families to get back to school.

Chief executive Chandra Shekhar said the Fund would provide the required school stationery, bags and bus fares where required and lunch provisions for a period of 10 weeks.

Mr Chandra said some school fees would be paid for needy students.

The Fund anticipates to help about 1500 children at more than $250,000.

Mr Shekhar said the Fund's focus was education because it might be given the least priority as families at the moment were struggling to rehabilitate themselves by meeting the immediate needs of food, water, shelter and clothing.

The Fund believes help will only ensure children continue school in a safe environment.

under the careful supervision of the teachers while the parents would be toiling to meet other family needs.

"SC Fiji staff teams are currently surveying the flood stricken localities to identify the number of children from each family needing assistance. This is being done in liaison with heads of schools and other authorities that are currently in action. The survey will determine, in a most-needs hierarchy, the children that are to be assisted," said Mr Shekhar.


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