BSP Supports Education Recovery

Date: Wednesday 23 March 2016

BSP today handed over a donation of $22,250 and 400 Back-to-School kits to Save the Children Fiji (SCF) to support the rehabilitation of the education sector in the wake of TC Winston.

Making the presentation today, BSP Acting Country Manager Mr Rajeshwar Singh said it was imminent that all efforts be redirected towards rehabilitation.

"There has been so much work done to help Fiji and BSP has been part of that from the first day through the distribution of food rations from Ra, Wainibuka, Savusavu to Taveuni,'' said Mr Singh.

"The Community and Vanua is at the heart of BSP which is why we have been out there ever since. Our staff have also taken their own initiative and visited areas as departments.

"Today our contribution is to the education sector - this is for our children who are always the most impacted when such an event occurs."

"We have worked with SCF in the past and we are grateful that they have given us this opportunity to contribute towards the combined efforts to assist the education sector with the Ministry of Education and UNICEF."

SCF Board member Lenora Qereqeretabua thanked BSP for helping so many school children.

"Since day one SCF has been focussed on trying to bring children back to a state of normalcy so thank you so much BSP this will all go towards school items for children.

"A lot of schools have been damaged, and many children have lost basically everything so while Government works on rebuilding schools - donations like this from BSP will help children get school bags and stationary to get them back into school."

"This will be happening all over the country, thank you so much BSP."
Prior to this, the Green Bank had already committed $100,000 towards Cyclone Relief & Rehabilitation efforts.