12 schools and youth group signed up for Duke of Edinburgh program

Teachers show off their signed agreement with Vodafone ATH Foundation. Picture: SUPPLIED

AN agreement has been signed between 12 schools and a youth group with Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation in the Western Division who are involved in the Duke of Edinburgh International Award Program.

Vodafone ATH Fiji Foundation executive officer Ambalika Kutty said the agreement would assist schools through a grant with their income generating projects.

She said they were pleased to be playing a role in youth development and showing their commitment through the grants.

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Programme is internationally-recognised and is the world’s leading youth achievement award, which is coordinated by the Ministry of Youth and Sports in conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts.

The Duke of Edinburgh International Award Programme Award leader and Tilak High School teacher Anita Kumar said this was the second time that Vodafone ATH Foundation had assisted Western Division.

The first was in 2014 where 19 schools were assisted with $2500 each, and the 12 schools that signed the agreement today to receive the same amount.

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