19th January 06:10 AM
Save the Children Fiji receives 600 applications for assistance
By Apenisa Waqairadovu
Saturday 13/01/2018
Vinod Patel Group donated stationery to Save the Children Fiji

Save the Children Fiji has received a total of 600 applications for assistance with school stationery ahead of the beginning of the school term.

Save the Children Fiji Chief Executive Officer Iris Low-McKenzie says that they will make sure that all 600 applicants are assisted.

The organization has also received stationery from Vinod Patel Group through a ‘stationery drive’ taken up by the company at all their outlets.

Elenoa Peters who is a mother of four and is one of the recipients of the stationery drive is thankful for the assistance she has received from ‘Save the Children Fiji’.

Peters says that her source of income is selling of food packs at the Nausori Market.

Two of her children will begin pre-school and Year 5 at Nausori District School while another two will be in year 9 and year 11 at Sila Central High School.

While handing over the Stationery, Vinod Patel Marketing Director, Palas Das acknowledged the public for the tremendous support that has led to the success of the initiative.

Das says that the contribution made by the public will surely make an impact to the student’s and their families.

He adds that education helps people think rationally and he hopes that young people are taught the value of kindness so as to help them become better citizens.

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