A TOTAL of 14 schools in the Western Division have been assisted by the AusAID funded Access to Quality Education Program (AQEP).
Divisional education officer west Lorima Voravora said the AQEP initiative had provided a great platform for education programs for the schools.
Mr Voravora who closed a recent workshop on AQEP on Thursday said the program would continue to bring positive rewards for all schools involved in the initiative.
AQEP began last year after another AusAID program came to an end in 2009.
It is a bilateral package assistance worth $A30 million ($F54.3 million) to the Fiji Education Sector from 2011-2016.
AQEP works on three components to provide grant to support increased access to schools, provide grant for the improvement of school buildings, facilities and learning environments and to support the Ministry of Education in improving education quality and analysis.
Twenty-four urban schools have been selected for the year one infrastructure assistance that is in progress.
AQEP has helped schools affected by the January and March floods. Students of Levuka Public School, on Ovalau, who were affected when a fire destroyed their hostel will also be assisted.
It has also been instrumental in rebuilding schools in the Western Division that were damaged in last year's Tropical Cyclone Evan.