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By ELLEN STOLZ
Bank South Pacific (BSP) wrote out a cheque worth $10,000 for the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children (FENC) Fiji to support the educational needs of Fiji’s underprivileged children.
BSP country manager, Kevin McCarthy, said: “Without a doubt, the best way for people to break the cycle of poverty is to gain an education.
“FENC does great work in providing access to education for the most needy in our society so that people can break that cycle,” Mr McCarthy said.
And as McCarthy explained this was not the first time the Papua New Guinea based bank has reached deep into their pockets to give to the organization.
Earlier this year, BSP in partnership with FENC Fiji donated $13,000 to provide educational assistance to help over 200 children affected by the floods in the West.
“Our support for FENC Fiji since its inception has been over $43,000 and we are proud to witness their proven track record of supporting the underprivileged children of Fiji,” Mr McCarthy added.
Receiving the donation was Co-Chair and Co-founder of FENC Fiji, Ratu Meli Vesikula, who said: “We thank BSP for your loyal support for this important work. Every year, BSP has been supporting us and whenever there has been a natural disaster, BSP has stepped forward.”
When asked what the organisation planned on doing with these donated funds Mr Vesikula replied and said that most of the donation is aimed at keeping with their Mission of providing educational assistance for the children of the poorest of the poor families in Fiji.
FENC Fiji has managed to see that 1000 children stay in school through donations such as this.