Books, sta­tionery boost Nadi school

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

Pa­per Plus del­e­gates de­lighted Nadi Pri­mary School chil­dren in Fiji by do­nat­ing much- needed books and sta­tionery.

Many of the students were quite af­fected by the re­cent dev­as­tat­ing floods.

Mata­mata Pa­per Plus do­nated goods to sup­port the cause.

In as­so­ci­a­tion with Red Cross, Pa­per Plus has gone the ex­tra mile for the chil­dren; a do­na­tion the Group’s chief ex­ec­u­tive Rob Smith said will make an in­valu­able dif­fer­ence.

“It was dev­as­tat­ing to hear that many of the chil­dren at Nadi Pri­mary School go with­out the nec­es­sary learn­ing ma­te­ri­als such as text­books and sta­tionery. Pa­per Plus saw an op­por­tu­nity to make a dif­fer­ence to the ed­u­ca­tion of these chil­dren and we grabbed it,” said Mr Smith.

Red Cross’ Nadi pres­i­dent Dr Yunus said they are thrilled to be work­ing with Pa­per Plus to pro­vide qual­ity learn­ing ma­te­ri­als for the school; a do­na­tion he said, would go a very long way for the de­serv­ing chil­dren and teach­ers.

“Our aim at the Red Cross is to con­tin­u­ally strive to save and im­prove the lives of the peo­ple in Fiji. Pa­per Plus’ con­tri­bu­tion will most cer­tainly help achieve this and we look for­ward to see- ing real ben­e­fits to the ed­u­ca­tion of the chil­dren at Nadi Pri­mary School,” said Dr Yunus.

The do­na­tion will in­clude maths, read­ing, health and so­cial stud­ies text­books as well as a va­ri­ety of nec­es­sary sta­tionery, in­clud­ing pen­cils, paints and pa­per for those class­rooms that do not have ad­e­quate teach­ing sup­plies.

Pa­per Plus

Group

held

its an­nual con­fer­ence in Fiji from Au­gust 2, which saw 170 of the Group’s del­e­gates, in­clud­ing Pa­per Plus’ books spokes­woman Kerre Woodham, de­scend on Fiji for the four-day event.

Giv­ing: Pa­per Plus Group chief ex­ec­u­tive Rob Smith and Pa­per Plus books spokes­woman Kerre Woodham with students and staff at Nadi Pri­mary School in Fiji.

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