AT least 2282 students in 28 schools in the west will need support when school resumes in the second term.
And yesterday, Save the Children Fiji received $10,000 from the Bank of South Pacific, which will be used to feed students of five schools in Tavua over five weeks.
SCF manager programs Asilika Rainima said students receiving assistance were from families that had been badly affected and had no access to basic services. The financial support given by BSP will be divided by the schools.
Ms Rainima said the schools would arrange meals for students. It is understood the budget for the lunch pack is $2 per child.
Ms Rainima said the "support" timeframe was based on the assumption that parents would have been able to recover financially through the harvest of root crops, for example. SCF was also providing stationery for the students. The organisation had assured it would monitor the use of funds in schools.
BSP country manager, Kevin McCarthy said the assistance was part of the $100,000 funding for flood rehabilitation.