Undie August campaign gains traction

The 'Undie August' team receive donations from Asaleo Care. Picture: Facebook

DISTRIBUTION of undergarments will begin soon this month by the Adi Cakobau School old girls (ACSOG), class of 1996 to 2002 to students in the rural areas.

Coordinator of the ‘Undie August’ campaign team, Judy Saro said the team had so far received donations from various business organizations which was more than expected.

“We didn’t really expect the amount of response that we got, the response was very overwhelming, most of our responses came from organizations like business houses,” she said.

The old girls from the Sawani-based school ran the¬†‘Undie August’ campaign throughout the month of August with hopes of collecting underwear, a basic necessity¬† that most of us take for granted.

“We got big donations from Kontiki Finance, we got Swire Shipping on board, we got big donations from Australia-Pacific Technical College (APTC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations (UN) women and other foundations that have come forward to support this project and we are really thankful for all the generous support shown towards our project.”

She said the team was currently waiting for other donations from several teams from abroad and would begin distributions once the items were sorted.

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