CHINA Railway First Group last week gave $300 to students in Dreketi for their travelling expenses to the Macuata athletics meet next month.
Company project manager Yuheping Wu said the fare would pay for the special bus to transport the students to Labasa for the games.
Speaking in Chinese, Yuheping encouraged the students to perform to the best of their ability and make the district of Dreketi proud.
He said it was important to promote the area because developments would soon thrive in Dreketi following the road upgrading works.
Yuheping said working on the Dreketi Nabouwalu highway was only part of their stay in Fiji, and that helping the community would remain a priority.
He said the company had helped schools and rugby and netball teams, not only in Dreketi but in parts of Bua and Labasa.
Yuheping said the company had printed jerseys and sports uniforms for groups that asked for their assistance.
He reminded the students that the company would support them with sporting activities and other educational needs.
Company liaison officer Isireli Rainibogi said help from the company to the community for sporting activities was ongoing.
Rainibogi, who owns Extreme Link, a security company providing services at the depot in Dreketi, said assistance to the students would not end there.
"We will give another kind help from my company before they leave to compete with schools in Labasa," he said.