THE Coral Coast Fiji Hotels and Tourism Association chapter gave $10,000 to Sigatoka Methodist Primary School to help rebuild classrooms destroyed by a fire last month.
Naviti Resort general manager and chapter deputy chair David Woodman said the assistance was to assist the school get back on its feet as soon as possible.
"Many of the resorts employees' children are educated at the school and the donation was to assist the school rebuild so it can continue to educate the children of Nadroga and Navosa," he said.
The presentation was made at Outrigger on the Lagoon Fiji and both the school manager and headteacher were on site to receive the cheque.
Sigatoka Methodist Primary School manager Timoci Baro and headteacher Tevita Nagatagata said the assistance came at a very crucial time.
Mr Baro said the money given would go a long way to assist the school rebuild its classrooms as well as help the children who lost all their school items in the fire.
"Some children were traumatised by the fire and such a donation to the school is a reassurance to the children that their plight is being heard by the Sigatoka and Coral Coast communities," he said.
The fire destroyed a multi-purpose 13-classroom hall and the teachers' quarters.
Firefighters at the scene managed to save 11 classrooms and the rebuilding of the school is in progress.