$8k boost for FENC Fiji

Foundation for the Education of Needy Children Fiji fi nancial controller Priya Preetika Lata receives the cheque from Burger King general manager Akash Narsey in Nadi. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

THE world’s fastest growing hamburger chain — Burger King — gave $8000 to the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC Fiji) at its Martintar, Nadi, outlet on Friday as part of its growing belief that education was a key element in escaping poverty.

Burger King general manager Akash Narsey said they managed to collect $58,000 on behalf of FENC Fiji in the past three years.

“The money is used to support FENC Fiji’s various activities which includes support to students in the form of scholarships, covering basic school supplies such as school uniforms, shoes, bags, books and stationery for primary and secondary schoolchildren,” Mr Narsey said.

“These children generally are from impoverished backgrounds and do require that assistance for their educational needs.

“We firmly believe that education is a key element in escaping poverty and we are dedicated in doing our part in assisting FENC Fiji so that they continue in their noble efforts to support the less fortunate children of Fiji.”

FENC Fiji financial controller Priya Preetika Lata said the financial assistance would go a long way in assisting needy Fijian children’s education.

Since its inception, FENC Fiji has assisted about 15,000 Fijian children with basic school supplies and are currently supporting 2700 children.

More Stories