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Save the Children seeking funding to provide meals for students in schools

Save the Children seeking funding to provide meals for students in schools

By Rashika Kumar
Thursday 23/07/2020

Save the Children Fiji is trying to get funding from their local donors to assist children with meals as they have been receiving applications from parents who are unable to provide meals for their children in schools.

Organisation CEO Shairana Ali says they have received more than 300 applications for assistance from the Nausori – Lami corridor which they will be assessing in next 2 weeks.

She says they have staff in 60 communities who are talking to the students and the parents who were earlier assisted but they have not been able to reach all of them yet.

The CEO says they received over 2,000 applications at the beginning of the school year and assisted these students.

She says they are still receiving applications.

Ali says right now they are providing bag kits and stationary but they are having a discussion with their local donor partners to see if the organisation is able to get some support for students whose parents are not able to provide meals for their children when they are in school.

Meanwhile, Ali has also confirmed that they have assisted more than 450 students in Kadavu and more than 20 in Ba who have been affected by TC Harold.

Ali adds they have also provided hygiene kits to some schools and trained students on safe practices and how they can protect themselves from COVID-19.

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