Fiji Time: 6:02 PM on Friday 27 February

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Centre to help more children

Mere Naleba
Saturday, January 18, 2014

THE Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji) is now looking to increase the number of children they assist following the free education scheme by government .

In a press statement issued yesterday, FENC Fiji Media officer Sione Natua said government's free education scheme meant the foundation would be spending less money per child.

This means the foundation will have some left-over money which cand be distributed to cater for more children in need of a decent education.

"As you are aware, government has announced it will provide for tuition and textbooks. That means this year, the foundation will be spending less per child," he said.

"So we are looking at increasing the number of beneficiaries by 20 per cent and to strengthen the support provided to the students. This is in relation to the Fiji Government announcing it would help in fees and school costs".

Apart from increasing the number of children who directly benefit from the foundation, members of the foundation are also hoping to set up a Community Learning Centre in areas where most children assisted by FENC Fiji are living in.

"The main aim of these centres is to help our students improve on the subjects that they may need help in by providing extra tutorials. We are looking for former or current school teachers and volunteers who can assist us in tutoring children in both levels."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Dead in early morning plunge
  2. Porn search: Fiji in top ten
  3. Chaudhry: Government's actions unfair
  4. Kaisi issue put to rest
  5. USP sheds light on non-renewal of contracts
  6. Savou named in U20 team
  7. $13m exploration
  8. Landowners seek redress
  9. Police warn motorists
  10. Cane price drops

Top Stories this Week

  1. Bonus pay Tuesday (24 Feb)
  2. The last goodbye Tuesday (24 Feb)
  3. JPs in corrupt practice Monday (23 Feb)
  4. Bainimarama: Expect the rise Monday (23 Feb)
  5. Wife's sorrow Wednesday (25 Feb)
  6. 3 walk free Thursday (26 Feb)
  7. Body find shocks duo Thursday (26 Feb)
  8. A mother's anguish Wednesday (25 Feb)
  9. Dead in early morning plunge Friday (27 Feb)
  10. Humongous sized lemon Thursday (26 Feb)