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Paper Plus Group delegates have delighted Nadi Primary School in Fiji by donating much needed books and stationary to school children, many of whom were heavily affected by the recent devastating floods.
Run in association with the Red Cross, Paper Plus have gone the extra mile for the children in the name of charity, a donation the Group’s CEO, Rob Smith says will make an invaluable difference to the education quality and ease of classroom learning.
“It was devastating to hear that many of the children at Nadi Primary School go without the necessary learning materials such as textbooks and stationary. Paper Plus saw an opportunity to make a difference to the education of these children and we grabbed it with two hands,” says Smith.
“We pride ourselves on being an active supporter of many community initiatives and larger charities, such as Cure Kids, throughout New Zealand. Paper Plus’ commitment to the education of children, together with New Zealand’s strong affiliation with the Pacific allowed this donation in Fiji to be a natural step.”
Red Cross’ Nadi President, Dr Yunus says they are thrilled to be teaming up with Paper Plus to provide quality learning materials for the school, a donation he says, will go a very long way for the deserving children and teachers.
“Our aim at the Red Cross is to continually strive to save and improve the lives of the people in Fiji. Paper Plus’ contribution will most certainly help achieve this, and we look forward to seeing real benefits to the education of the children at Nadi Primary School,” says Dr Yunus.
The donation will include maths, reading, health and social studies textbooks as well as a variety of necessary stationary, including pencils, paints, and paper gifted to those classrooms that do not currently have adequate teaching supplies.
Paper Plus Group held their annual conference in Fiji from 2nd August, which saw 170 of the Group’s delegates, including Paper Plus’ books spokesperson Kerre Woodham, descend on Fiji for the four day event.