AUSTRALIA is providing approximately $151,000 to the Ministry of Education to assist with the continuing rehabilitation efforts resulting from the damage caused by floods in January this year.
This is in addition to the $756,000 Australia provided to the Ministry of Education in February this year.
In the latest funding, $32,000 will be used to repair damaged classrooms and replace teaching material in six Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres. The remaining funds of $118,897 will cover annual school levies (i.e. those levies charged by school committees) for approximately 1780 students from 15 schools in the Western, Northern and Central divisions.
Provision for annual school levies is aimed at assisting families, who have suffered financial hardship as a result of the floods, to ensure their children continue to attend classes.
The Ministry of Education will disburse the funds to the individual school management committees. – fiji uncensored