The cyclone has caused widespread damage to homes, schools, roads and water and sanitation systems across many parts of the country – making it difficult for children to access clean drinking water and return to safe schools.
The Government of Fiji has stressed that children’s return to school is a top priority, helping them regain a sense of normalcy as soon as possible.
What's going on in Fiji?
We are working alongside the Fiji Ministry of Education and other partner organisations to help get children back to school. Our response focuses on providing temporary learning spaces and materials, so that children can resume their education within a safe space. Clean water is essential for children, families and communities to recover from an emergency. We are providing water and sanitation supplies to schools, so that children can stay healthy and happy.
3 Months after Cyclone Winston
Thanks to our supporters we have been able to respond quickly, protecting children and helping them return to school as soon as possible.
- Education: We've provided school bags filled with books and stationary to 3,551 children, helping them return to school with much needed supplies.
- Re-building Communities: We've provided 1,700 people with 'cash-for-work' grants, supporting the local rebuilding process.
- Protection: Our Child Friendly Spaces have provided over 1,200 children with safe places to play.
- Water: We've rebuilt toilets and water facilities in 5 schools, so that children remain happy and healthy within schools.
How to Help
We invite you to become a monthly donor. As a part of our team you will ensure that when the next emergency strikes we are ready to respond.