A logging company in Vanua Levu has restored hope for students of Levuka Public School after it gave building materials for the construction of a new hostel yesterday.
The management of Valebasoga Tropikboards Limited (VTL) handed over $10,000 worth of building materials to the commissioner northern's office which will later be transported to the school.
Company spokesman Serupepeli Vueta said the material mainly consisted of plywood and timber. "The material was initially intended to be supplied to flood victims in the west but now we have diverted it to the school through the advice from the commissioner northern's office," Mr Vueta said.
"We see this donation as a social responsibility in trying to uplift and improve the level of children's education.
"This is also a way of assisting government in fulfilling its plans to create a knowledge-based society."
Mr Vueta said the company was prepared to lend a helping hand to the public.
"We are donating the material because this is what the late founders, Mr and Mrs Bhadur Ali would want us to do for these students," he added.
The Levuka Public School hostel was destroyed by fire in February.