Fiji aid for water-starved schools
Following destructive hurricanes and severe flooding in Fiji in recent years, local brethren have assisted schools facing water shortages in remote areas of both the main and outer islands. Many schools have continuing shortages as they rely on water from rain, streams and bores.
With a Grand Charity donation of £5,000, Fiji brethren have donated 12 water tanks to schools, at a value of £11,000. Ross McDonald, the Grand Inspector of the South West Pacific Group of Lodges, said that the schools were in areas with poor communities that rely on subsistence crops for income and were unable to meet these costs.