Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji

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The Need by Dr Mike Gosling

Our poor, disadvantaged, and needy people in Fiji need hope, love, and service more than ever. FijiLIFE Foundation is an Australian Registered DGR Charity founded in 2021 to bring better living better life to Fijians.

March 29, 2023

Education support for children of the poorest of poor families in Fiji


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Fund Raising Goal

Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji) was registered in compliance with the Charitable Trust Act (Cap, 67) of Fiji, in November, 2009. FENC Fiji’s purpose is to promote and assist the education of the children of the poorest of the poor in Fiji. It believes that education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty many poor, and more particularly the poorest of the poor, get trapped into. 

Since its inception in November 2009, the Foundation has been able to assist around 18,000 poorest of the poor children in the various of divisions of Fiji. During 2021 FENC Fiji assisted more than 6,400 children of the poor throughout Fiji, including in the remote areas, with school supplies.

The Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji is at its highest level of assisting the poorest of the poor children in Fiji. They are in particular stress since the COVID crisis where the numbers seeking assistance are growing by the day. It is heartbreaking to witness mothers particularly, lining up in huge queues each school year in inclement weather outside FENC Offices, seeking assistance.  

The pandemic COVID-19, followed by the natural disasters, has contributed more strength to the Foundation’s main enemy — poverty. The battle for alleviating poverty has become more difficult than it has ever been brought on by the experience over the past years.

FENC Fiji still believes that education is a way out of poverty, which simply means that education is a proposed solution to a better generation of generations to come. FENC believes that education leads to a better job and most of all a better Fiji.

Just last year, FENC has successfully assisted 6,500 children to attend school with BAGS, BOOKS & STATIONERIES, also a few children were assisted with uniforms, monograms, and shoes.

FijiLIFE Foundation ‘Educate Children of the Poor’ project will raise $12,500 for 100 children from disadvantaged families to attend school.

The Team in Partnership with Bank of South Pacific carried out its TC Ana Emergency Distribution in February 2021 to the villages of Muana, Nakaulevu Nakelo and Naqeledamu in the Central Division distributing Stationary Packages.

In 2021, FENC has doubled the assistance sponsoring 6,536 children with the same accessories mentioned above.

The following division breakdown is listed below:
1. Central – 3,119
2. Northern – 2,021
3. Western – 1,046
4. Eastern – 350
Total – 6,536 Children

Despite all we have been come through, FENC still strives to assist the families in Fiji who need education assistance during this hard time: Families who have lost everything in the cyclone, families whose breadwinner have become jobless, and families whose children have decided to leave school due to the current situation.

FENC Fiji National Coordinator Miss Priya Preetika Lata acknowledged all donors who contributed to the organization in cash and in kind.

“All donations made are a source of hope to the poorest of the poor children in Fiji,” she said. “FENC is able to assist the children through the help of all donors’ sponsorships and for that the organization is so grateful.”

FENC’s mission as an organisation is to educate those children who have extreme financial difficulty of even stepping into the hallways of a school, lacking not just the money to go to an educational institute but also lacking the support they to require as individuals.

FENC Fiji wants your help for the poorest of the poor families out there in Fiji that need education support. Due to a lack of funds they are unable to reach them all. So, please donate to this FijiLIFE Foundation ‘Educate Children of the Poor’ project that seeks to provide education support to 50 poor Fiji families to enable their children to attend school.

With the help of donations that they receive from the FijiLIFE Foundation ‘Educate Children of the Poor’ project, FENC Fiji can start to equip these children with basic supplies, books, stationery, uniforms, school bags and special needs.

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FENC Staff

FENC Fiji’s National Coordinator Miss Priya Lata, believes through education, the poor and needy are able to free themselves from the clutches of poverty and are able to stand up, look after their families, and contribute back to their society. As well as we simply love to see the weak and poor becoming independent with their heads held high and dignity fully restored. Say no to child labour. Our children should be sent to school for education. They are our future leaders of this beloved nation.

SOURCE: FENC Fiji Facebook and Vishaal Kumar, The Fiji Times

Please donate now to raise $12,500 for education support for the poorest of poor children in Fiji:

Basic Supplies | School Books | Stationery | Uniforms | School Bags | Special Education Needs

The total budget for FijiLIFE Foundation ‘Educate Children of the Poor’ project is $12,500 for 100 children. To fully equip a child to school will take $100 for primary level and $150 for Secondary Level. This will include bags, books, and stationery items listed above .That is 50 primary students at $100 ($5,000) and 50 Secondary students at $150 ($7,500). $200 per family which includes the education support listed above training, screening, awareness cost, subsistence, meal allowance, activity and training cost to parents and the child and hire of venues.

Bank of South Pacific (BSP) donates $25k to support education for the less fortunate

The Fiji Times reported [ FEBRUARY 25, 2021 ] on the Bank of South Pacific in partnership with the Foundation of the Education of Needy Children completed the distribution of 500 school stationery packs throughout Fiji. This was funded by an increased donation of $25,000 from the Bank of South Pacific to support Fiji’s less fortunate children, including those impacted by COVID-19. BSP Fiji Country Head, Haroon Ali, says BSP will continue to focus their support for education as a way to break the cycle of poverty and safeguard our nation’s future growth.

Please show your support for Fiji’s less fortunate children by helping to ensure they receive an education — the key to breaking the cycle of poverty many poor, and more particularly the poorest of the poor, get trapped into.

Your gift today can help provide the best possible school books, bags, stationery, supplies, and special education needs for 50 Primary and 50 Secondary children through the Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji.

All gifts over $2 are tax deductible in Australia.

Help create a better future for children and their families and help lift them up and give them opportunities to get out of the poverty trap.

Educate Children of the Poor Project

Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC Fiji) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Australian Charity FijiLIFE Foundation Limited to provide education support for disadvantaged children of the poor in Fiji. 

FijiLIFE Foundation will raise $12,500 for:

— 50 Primary Children at $100 each ($5,000).

— 50 Secondary Children at $150 each ($7,500).

FENC Fiji undertakes to administer these funds for selected children under their care. Children will be provided all school supplies, books, bags, uniforms and special needs to enable them to attend school and receive an education.

“Education is one of the most powerful instruments for reducing poverty and inequality and lays a foundation for sustained economic growth. Our target this year is to secure the education of poorest of the poor children in the schools for next year during this difficult time. We are receiving a huge increase in demand, and we are working very hard to provide the educational access needs to every poorest of the poor child who needs it.”

Miss Priya Lata

National Coordinator FENC Fiji

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