For a good course

PART of money raised from the sale of artwork and paintings by prison inmates has been given to the Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation Fund.

Fiji Corrections Service deputy Commissioner Senior Superintendent Jo Kulinidilo handed over a cheque for $3850 to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama on Tuesday.

Mr Bainimarama thanked the FCS for their continuous effort to assist with the rehabilitation of people affected by Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston on February 20.

A statement from FCS said the contribution was from the sale of artwork and paintings at the “Stronger than Winston Art Exhibition” held at the Tagimoucia Gallery at Korovou Corrections Centre in Suva in August.

The exhibition was a joint effort by the Wildlife Conservation Society and FCS aimed to support rehabilitation efforts post-Severe TC Winston and also create awareness on the protection of the country’s natural resources.

“Thank you very much for your contribution to the rehabilitation fund. This will certainly go towards rebuilding the lives of those Fijians devastated by the cyclone,” said Mr Bainimarama.

Mr Kulinidilo said FCS was glad to contribute towards nation building through the donation.

FCS had earlier contributed $15,000 towards the Government’s “Adopt a School” initiative in June, also from a painting sold in China.

After Severe TC Winston struck the country, more than 200 inmates and 100 officers were deployed nationwide to carry out a massive clean-up of affected schools, villages, towns, cities and communities.

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