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."