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Plans for learning centre

Mere Naleba
Sunday, January 19, 2014

A LEARNING centre will soon be set up for children receiving assistance from the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji.

The centre is expected to be in full operation towards the fourth week of the first school term.

FENC Fiji's national program co-ordinator Mere Tikoduadua said the groundwork for the centre had been completed with FENC Fiji officials visiting community heads where most of their recipients were from and had been given the green light to go ahead with the project.

The first centre will be opened in Nanuku settlement in Vatuwaqa.

"We had initially thought of opening the centre only for our beneficiaries but we thought otherwise and will now have the centre open to any child who needs help in their school work in Vatuwaqa," she said.

"The centre will also be open in the North at our office in Labasa, for the Western Division it's going to be in our office in Nadi and we might also move out to other informal settlements where most of our recipients are residing in."

Meanwhile, the foundation is also looking for former and current teachers who are willing to volunteer their time to assist children who are under the care of FENC Fiji.

The centre will be open two days in a week from 3:30pm to 5pm.

"While the children we support may be going to school, it is important that they be given chances of actually learning. The Learning Centre, we believe, will be a viable option for that," said FENC Fiji's national executive co-ordinator Joape Kuinikoro.

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