3000 stu­dents get help from FENC

Fiji Sun - - Nation - SWASHNA CHAND Edited Su­sana Tuilau

About 3000 stu­dents were as­sisted by the Foun­da­tion for the Ed­u­ca­tion of Needy Chil­dren (FENC Fiji) this year.

FENC Fiji is a non-po­lit­i­cal, non­profit, and vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion with a mis­sion to pro­vide ed­u­ca­tion and re­lated sup­port to the un­der­priv­i­leged chil­dren of Fiji. It was founded in 2009.

FENC Board of Trustees chair­man, Ratu Meli Ve­sikula said that this year they were tar­get­ing to cater for 2500 stu­dents.

“We have passed our tar­get through the help of the com­mu­nity and our donors,” he said.

“We have many donors and we are grate­ful to all of them. Our donors pay in cash or in kind,” he said Mr Ve­sikula said they also pro­vided school packs given by Bank South Pa­cific and had missed out on school uni­forms but will start next year.

“We got help from the Gov­ern­ment and we did a fundrais­ing,” he added.

“It was a plea­sure to work with par­ents and chil­dren even though it was a chal­lenge, there was sat­is­fac­tion in the end.”

FENC Board of Trustees chair­man Ratu Meli Ve­sikula (left).

Part of the school packs given by BSP in Suva.

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