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Charity funds for education

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, July 21, 2014

AN Australia-based charitable organisation that helped establish a medical centre in the Yasawa Group has announced the creation of a scholarship fund for tertiary students from poor families.

The Rotary Australia World Community Service Limited, which built a $60,000 medical centre in Nabukeru Village, has established a $41,000 scholarship fund.

Greg and Helen Wragg from the Rotary Club of Hampton, who worked on the projects in the country, said they felt compelled to assist after witnessing the need for quality education and health facilities in the Western Division.

"We have been visiting Fiji since 1979 and have notched up about 76 trips so far," Mr Wragg said.

"The Nabukeru Health Centre project is close to being completed and when we began looking at how else we could help Fiji, education assistance was the obvious answer."

The Wragg's together with Rotary Australia managed to raise $41,000 in one week to establish the scholarship fund.

"We are now in the process of meeting with tertiary institutions and universities and will also be visiting high schools in the West to put together a list of possible candidates for scholarships."








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