Fiji: $98K UNESCO assistance for TC Tomas affected schools

The Director General for UNESCO has approved US$50,000 (FJ$98,067) for the rehabilitation of schools severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Tomas in the Northern and Eastern parts of Fiji.

This donation falls under UNESCO's Emergency Assistance, where a country whose fields in education, science, culture and communication are affected by insurmountable circumstances, such as earthquakes, storms, cyclones, hurricanes, tornadoes, typhoons, landslides, volcanic eruptions, fires, droughts, floods or wars.

Like all capital projects, funds will be strictly monitored, detailed activity and financial reports compiled to ensure the successful completion of the rehabilitation targets.

The Education Ministry is indeed grateful to UNESCO for this munificent assistance as it will consolidate and complement projects previously undertaken to restore hope for a better learning environment for our affected schools.