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School packs for 2000

Sherita Sharma
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

ABOUT 2000 children will be given stationery packs by Save the Children Fiji next year under an educational assistance program.

In the Central Division, 1200 students will receive the kits while students in the Northern and Western divisions will receive 750 kits.

The kits include exercise books, drawing books, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, pencils, pens, coloured pencils, liquid glue, plastic cover and mathematical sets.

SC Fiji chief executive Chandra Shekhar said the items not only matched the booklist provided by schools but were based on a list provided by the Ministry of Education.

The total total value of the kits is about $20,000.

Mr Shekhar said families with a total combined income of less than $150 per week would be able to get application forms.

"Priority will be given to students from the poorest families and parents with special needs.

"We would also consider single parents when distributing the kits.

"The kits will be made available to the eligible students before school commences."

Parents and students will be able to apply once forms are made available at SC Fiji offices from December 1 to 7.


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