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School supplies for victims of TC Evan

Shayal Devi
Friday, January 18, 2013

STUDENTS on the island of Yasawa have a reason to smile after Save the Children Fiji contributed school supplies to those affected by Cyclone Evan.

Save the Children Fiji CEO Chandra Shekhar said the assistance would enable the students to go back to school next week.

"This special program will feature the shipment of 120 secondary school packs and about 2000 200-page A4 exercise books to the island by the Commissioner Western and Divisional Education Officer West," he said.

Mr Shekhar said this was the first time that they've sent assistance out of the mainland.

The organisation was faced with difficulties while carrying out the project but managed through the help of donors, both local and overseas.

The total cost of the project has been placed at $25,000. "Each pack that will be given to students costs around $80," Mr Shekhar said.

"This includes essential school supplies like books, pens, calculators and other items."

In response, Commissioner Western Commander Joeli Cawaki said the items given today would assist the people of Yasawa.

"The government appreciates the help and thanks the organisation," he said.





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