AT the completion of its school supplies distribution to cyclone-affected children in the Western Division, Save the Children Fiji has provided assistance to 776 students.
Funded by the Bank of South Pacific, the $10,000 worth of school packs consisted of books, mathematical sets, rulers, pens, coloured pencils, plastic book covers and school bags.
SC Fiji's emergency response co-ordinator Azad Khan said heads of schools in the West identified the needy children through teachers and an interview process.
"This assistance that was provided through the kind donation of BSP could not have come at a better time as families had lost most of their belongings and would not have the necessary resources to send their children to school," Mr Khan said.
Amichandra Memorial School headteacher Dalip Ram said the assistance was a great help.
"This kind gesture has indeed given a ray of hope to our students and parents recovering from Cyclone Evan," he said.