TEN schools in the Western Division that were adversely affected by flooding and damaged during the cyclone last year were recipients of water tanks, thanks to the Freemasons in Fiji.
Worth $22,000, the project gave its first water tank to Tuva Primary School in Nadroga on August 2 this year.
Funds for the project were collected by local Freemasons as well as $15,000 from the Freemasons grand charity organisation in London.
Batiri Primary School, Vatukarasa Kindegatern, Sigatoka Valley Secondary and Bemana District schools are also earmarked to receive water tanks from the movement.
Senior Freemasons member Ross McDonald said the group was also looking at schools in the Lautoka and Nadi areas.
He said the Freemasons had, over the years, given about $100,000 to worthy and needy causes around the country.
"These donations cover a variety of needs, including old people's homes, orphanages, schools with books, furniture and water tanks," Mr McDonald said in a statement.