Committed to help needy children

Burger King has joined forces with the Foundation for Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji) in a bid to support the educational need of children from poor backgrounds across the country.

Following the signing up of a memorandum of understanding between Burger King and FENC Fiji, all BK restaurant outlets are carrying donation boxes whereby funds collected are being directed towards the charitable cause.

“We are very delighted with this initiative as it goes to show the sense of social responsibility demonstrated by the management of Burger King,” FENC Fiji chairman of trustees Dr Robin Nair said.

He said the relationship built with Burger King would go a long way to educate children who were dubbed as the “poorest of the poor”.

“With more BK outlets expected to open for business around the country, we will be able to support more children with this initiative,” ambassador Nair added.

Echoing similar sentiments, Burger King director Tejash Patel said the team at BK was really excited to be making a small difference towards education in the country.

“I am adamant this initiative will go a long way in providing educational assistance to the children of Fiji,” Mr Patel said.

He said the team at Burger King cared for the environment it operated in and also took interest in the welfare of people.

Launched in 2010 by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, FENC Fiji has been able to assist thousands of children get quality education and is a national initiative, registered under the Charitable Trusts Act (Cap 67) to serve as voluntary, non-political, not-for-profit, cause-oriented organisation that would, provide educational and related support to the children of the poorest of poor families in Fiji.

Burger King Fiji, through its customers contribution to the charity boxes placed at each of its outlets, has given $16,792.40 to the organisation.

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