Taveuni Rotary are able to support 60 children. That number will increase as donations are received.
Covid has impacted the pacific countries as it has the rest of the world. 150,000 Fijians have lost their jobs as a result of the collapse of Tourism.
In 2020 Taveuni Rotary sponsored 160 children from Year 9 to Year 13. Education is free, therefore no school fees. Parents have to provide a uniform incl. shoes, school bag, exercise books, a calculator and stationery. Each scholarship provides FJ $250. The payment is made in the form of vouchers which are redeemable at 3 stores on Taveuni in exchange for the items. Each scholar is endorsed by their school and interviewed with a parent by a panel of Rotary members. The club aim to provide a scholarship in some cases for up to 5 years. Rotary club members attend the annual end of year prize giving. Many children who receive a Rotary scholarship are Dux of their school. They have to date 400 scholarship requests for 2021.
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Our partners will support the communities with basic food distribution, seeds, plants and livestock (chickens) to enable them to be partially self sufficient. Health packs will also be a priority.
Impact of Covid reaches well into 2022 31 January 2022
Children's education in Fiji continues to be impacted by Fiji's covid shutdowns throughout 2021 with schools closed for most of the year. Families continue suffering hardship with lack of employment and rising costs. Numbers of requests from schools to fund children's education in 2022 is unprecedented.