DIGICEL Fiji has made official its support for the Marist Old Boys annual MoBULAise program with a cash and kind sponsorship of $50,000 to the organising committee.
Beginning on October 11, MoBULAise 2012 will feature former students of Marist Brothers' High School congregating in the west and later in Suva to discuss initiatives to improve the school.
Digicel Fiji CEO David Butler said Digicel had first partnered with the Marist Old Boys (MOB) in 2010 for the MoBULAise event and had been impressed with their showing.
"At the time we didn't realise what an enormous undertaking this event is for you and when we saw the organisation, how passionate you all were, I remember at the time thinking we will certainly support this event again," Mr Butler said.
"If you talk to our team here at Digicel, this friendship is building between both groups and we know you do fantastic work in the community and we are looking forward to supporting you for many years."
Chairperson of the MoBULAise 2012 committee John Grey said the objective of the MoBULAise event was to strategise and to raise the standards of the school in ways it felt it could assist.
"Each year at the MoBULAise event the projects for the upgrading and other facets of the school are finalised and handed to various MOB chapters who all raise funds and put it towards the upgrading of the school," Mr Grey said.
He said the event would begin in Lautoka and end in Suva on October 20 with about 1000 former students from Fiji and abroad expected to attend.
The $50,000 sponsorship from Digicel will be used to facilitate MoBULAise events in the west and in Suva.