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1950 school packs

Dawn Gibson
Friday, November 30, 2012

PRIMARY school students can expect a more efficient 2013.

This comes after Save the Children Fiji (SC Fiji) confirmed the provision of 1950 stationery packs under the educational assistance program. Of the 1950, 1200 will be distributed to those in the Central Division while the remaining 750 will go to students in the Northern and Western divisions.

According to an SC Fiji statement, the kits were divided into categories "including classes one to three, classes four to eight and the secondary school level".

The kits will include useful tools for school work such as exercise books, drawing books, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, pencils, pens, coloured pencils, liquid glue, plastic cover and mathematical sets.

"Priority will be given to students from the poorest families and parents with special needs. "We would also be considering single parents when distributing the kits," said SC Fiji CEO Chardra Shekhar.

"The stationery kits will be made available."

Mr Shekhar said the stationery items were based on a list provided by the Ministry of Education and matched by a book list given by schools with the total value of about $20,000.

Application forms with requirements to be submitted will be available to parents and students from December 1 from any SC Fiji office in the Central, Western and Northern divisions.