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10K for 13 schools

Maciu Malo
Friday, April 19, 2013

STUDENTS from low-income earning families in Nadroga Navosa received a financial boost from one of the country's most prominent business organisations.

Tappoo Fiji Limited, as part of its community service initiative, gave a cheque of $10,000 for 13 secondary schools in the Nadroga-Navosa education district. The assistance will benefit 250 students from these 13 secondary schools.

The schools include Sigatoka Andhra Sangam College, Navosa Central College, Nasikawa Vision College, Sigatoka Methodist College, Nadroga Arya College, Thomas Baker Memorial School, Nadroga Navosa Provincial High School, Lomawai Secondary School, Bemana Catholic Secondary School, Kavanagasau College, Cuvu College, Sigatoka Valley High School and Nawai Secondary School.

Tappoo executive director Kamlesh Tappoo said they were pleased to assist students from families with low-income earners.

"The aim of this initiative is to assist students access the education services needed in order for them to succeed with their dreams in life," he said. "We will continue assisting the secondary students next year through the Seeds Program where students will plant seeds so they can sustain themselves, their families and also pay for their fees."

Education Minister Filipe Bole said the assistance would play a vital role in assisting the students' education and thanked Tappoo.