Our International Project with FIJI

   Published: Saturday, 25 July 2020

Shri Ram Govind Memorial Primary School, is an under-resourced school in the hills near Lautoka, Fiji.
The parents of the pupils are mostly casual labourers living in very poor conditions. Most of their accommodation consists of sheets of corrugated iron, fixed together with pieces of wire.
There is no running water and there are no services.
The school’s Government support is meagre due to their small enrolment of 180 pupils.
Our club became involved in 2015, when we proposed to do a major renovation of the school. However, Cyclone Winston had other ideas and we were unable to complete this project with a proposed $60,000 expenditure
In 2019, our club provided funds to renovate 2 timber classrooms that were built in 1939 and had been ruined by termite activity. They are being used as a schoolroom and a kindergarten. The school was unable to afford furniture for the rooms and early this year we were able provide furniture to the value of AUD$2,000.
We have had excellent support from Ms. Teresa Ali, Immediate Past President of the Rotary Club of Lautoka and the school and have been kept updated as the arrangements have proceeded.
This is a poor neighbouring country, deserving and appreciative of our assistance.