$10.2K donated for rehab, relief efforts
Acheque of $10,265 was officially handed over to the vice-chancellor and president of The University of the South Pacific (USP), Professor Rajesh Chandra for the University’s overall response to the cyclone relief and rehabilitation efforts. The funds were collected from the ‘Vueti Viti’ concert and auction in aid of the victims of Tropical Cyclone Winston. The fundraiser comprised live performances by local artists and the Oceania Dance group with the theme “Together We Are Stronger”. Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Akanisi Kedrayate said: “We would like you to have the honour of receiving the cheque because it was your initiative that has enabled the university to come together in a co-ordinated way to help those who have been victims of TC Winston.” Professor Rajesh Chandra acknowledged the effort by OCACPS and the faculty in general for becoming a part of the university’s overall response to the tragedy and suffering that was brought about by TC Winston.
He said this was a significant amount, together with all the other contributions.
“This signals to the (Fijian) Government just how committed the University is to helping the people and the Government in rehabilitating those who have been tragically affected,” Professor Chandra added. Source: University of the South Pacific
University of the South Pacific Faculty of Arts, Law and Education dean Akanisi Kedrayate handing over the cheque to the USP vice-chancellor and president, Professor Rajesh Chandra.