School children in cyclone affected areas will benefit from an additional F$15 million package of support that was announced today by Australian High Commissioner to Fiji, John Feakes.
The new package of Australian support will assist the Fijian Government to reconstruct schools damaged or destroyed by Tropical Cyclones Yasa and Ana.
High Commissioner Feakes said Australia is pleased to be able to support its Fijian vuvale to ensure Fijian children could continue to access a quality education.
“Fiji’s next generation of leaders need safe and high quality facilities to ensure they can maximise the benefits of their schooling,” he said.
With this package of support, local contractors will be engaged to repair the schools, providing a much needed boost to local families and communities.
“Australia’s support will help create employment and provide an income to families who have been suffering from the dual blow of COVID-19 and tropical cyclones,” Feakes continued.
This new package of assistance follows initial lifesaving support in response TCs Yasa and Ana valued at around FJ$11 million.
SOURCE: Australian High Commission Suva/PACNEWS