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Early Christmas for rural school

Salaseini Vosamana
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

IT was certainly a blessing for students and staff members of Bocalevu Muslim Primary School in Labasa after the New Zealand High Commission supplied their library with books and furniture yesterday.

The kind gesture was part of the high commission's annual small grant scheme in assisting the financially deprived communities and isolated schools in the country.

While handing over the items, trade commissioner Peter Lund said they spent about $4000 to purchase the items from local suppliers.

"We are happy to help schools that are in need of such assistance because we know that it will help students with their studies," he said.

"This week, we are visiting four rural schools in the north who have applied for the scheme and we are handing over their items for another school term come next year."

Mr Lund said about $160,000 was set aside by the high commission for the scheme this year.

"We will continue to assist the people of Fiji in whatever little way we can, especially students so they can have a brighter future."


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