Goodman Fielder Veilomani campaign assists 17 special and inclusive schools

General Manager of Goodman Fielder Fiji, Chris Zaayman hands a $10k cheque to Fiji Society for the Blind Executive Director Barbara Farouk. Picture: SUPPLIED

Christmas came early for 17 special and inclusive institutions throughout Fiji after they each received a donation of $10,000 last week.

A statement by Goodman Fielder Fiji said the donations were part of their corporate social responsibility plans, intended to improve the schools’ facilities to enhance the educational experience for students with special needs and disabilities.

General Manager of Goodman Fielder Fiji, Chris Zaayman who officially launched the Veilomani campaign on Wednesday, November 17 handed over the cheques after receiving written submissions and plans from each of the schools on how they would utilise the funds for the betterment of the school and student’s learning experience.

“I’m pleased to launch the Goodman Fielder Veilomani campaign, where we will assist 17 special and inclusive schools throughout the islands of Fiji,” Mr Zaayman said.

“The schools will apply the funds where they believe they will benefit most. We look forward to seeing what assistance and benefits it will bring to the students and the teachers alike.”

The 17 special and inclusive schools that received these Veilomani donations include seven institutions from the Central division, seven schools from the Western division, two from the North and one in the old capital, Levuka.

The 17 special and inclusive schools:

  • Hilton Early Intervention Centre
  • Hilton Special School
  • Fiji Society for the Blind
  • Suva Special School
  • Gospel School for the Deaf
  • Nausori Special Education School
  • Fiji Vocational Technical & Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities
  • Sigatoka School for Special Education
  • Nadi Centre for Special Education
  • Lautoka School for Special Education
  • Sunshine Special School
  • Ba School for Special Education
  • Ra School for Special Education
  • Veilomani Rehabilitation and Vocational College
  • Labasa School for Special Education
  • Nasavusavu Special School
  • Norah Frazer School for Special Education

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