As 2019 comes to an end, I wanted to thank you for helping us help several charities in Fiji this year. I also wanted to share details of the wonderful and worthwhile projects. This was only possible thanks to your continued support.
Long-term customers know that most of our social projects are with Children and Education related charities. This was also true for 2019. The two main charities that we work with this year were Save the Children Fiji and The Hilton Special School.
Save the Children Fiji (SCF) – Education Assistance Program
Save the Children Fiji carries out a wide range of activities ranging from advocating for children’s rights, to ensuring that children are protected during natural disasters and from exploitation, to education assistance and more.
Our main project with Save the Children in 2019 was donating to their Education Assistance Program. The aim of the Education Assistance Program is to ensure that all children are able to go to school.
Over the last few years, the Fiji Government has made this one of their priorities by making both primary and secondary school education free. Despite this, some children do not go to school because of the additional expenses involved.
SCF assists at the start of the year by providing school bag kits for children who may miss out on the benefits of education because their parents may not be able to provide related essentials.
We plan to continue our support of this very important program in 2020.
Hilton Special School – Wheelbarrow Race and Wheelchair Assistance
The Frank Hilton Organization dedicates itself to working with children with special needs in Fiji. Its mission is to offer effective and quality services in early detection, intervention and rehabilitation that support children with disabilities and their families.
The Frank Hilton Organizations plays a very important role in the lives of this children because…
Research clearly shows that early detection and assistance allows many children to live complete lives that they would have otherwise been denied.
Their annual fundraising event is the Wheelbarrow race. While we did not take part ourselves this year, we sponsored a team and had the guys from Habitat Fiji run for us.
We also contributed towards their wheelchair workshop and renovations to the hostel to provide a mode conducive space to their students.
Other Charities that we were grateful to in 2019
In addition to the two main charities above, the Standss team was also able to contribute to the work of the following organizations:
- Fiji Cancer Society
- Fiji Society for the Blind
- Home of Compassion
I would like to close the year by thanking all the organizations listed above. Thank you for all the wonderful work that you do for those in need.
Thank you for giving the Standss team this opportunity to contribute.
Thank you to all the customers who supported us in 2019. It is only through your support that we were able to contribute to the work of these worthy organizations.
We look forward to working with you to help each other, and others, in 2020 and beyond.