ONE hundred students affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan in the north will receive $100 each for their stationery and school fees this year.
The initiative is part of the rehabilitation process endorsed by the Action for Children and the Aged (ACATA Trust Fiji), Lions Club of Labasa and the Northern Charity Alliance for victims of TC Evan.
Speaking on behalf of the organisations, director for ACATA Trust Fiji Rosan Lal said apart from distributing food, they also targeted schoolchildren as the new school term was approaching.
"Parents will have difficulties in paying for their children's school fees and stationery as they are more focused on rebuilding their lives all over again," Mr Lal said."These students are mostly from rural and outer islands and we are glad to help them start their education on a high note. So far, about $100,000 has been used to facilitate the victims in the north especially those in the outer islands."
Mr Lal said they also distributed water tanks, valued at $10,000 each, to 10 villages.
"We have also supplied more than 400 food packs and we are really thankful to our donors — Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation and AusAID for placing their faith in us to reach out to the needy ones in society."