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Agents give to underprivileged children

Tevita Vuibau
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

A GROUP of American travel agent philanthropists embarked on a 36-hour round trip to visit and give items to underprivileged students of three primary schools in the Lami area.

They hope their philanthropy will translate to a lifetime of learning for the students.

The group, under the Moniker Travel 2 Cares, was made up of travel agents and a wholesaler of travel packages who together started a philanthropy program based on giving back to Fiji.

Group co-ordinator Mark Punshon explained the group sent thousands of tourists to Fiji each year and wanted to do something to give back to the country.

"So we organised a donation program with our clients across the US and Canada and they donated just over 2500 items across the country from NY, Minneapolis, California, Texas and so forth," Mr Punshon said.

Navesi Primary School headteacher Taubale Mocevakaca said the students were grateful.