School Children Receive Sports Equipment Worth Thousands

(NATADOLA, FIJI) Tuesday 1 April 2014 –Malomalo Primary School children were delighted to receive a generous donation of sporting equipment worth FJ$1800 from recent guests of InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. Working closely with the school’s head teacher, Master Naivalu and the resort, the Lewis family bought the equipment to ensure access to the resources necessary for a well rounded education and encourage a healthy lifestyle for the next generation.

“It is important that we instil healthy life habits in our children from a young age and one of the reasons physical education is essential to a holistic education,” said Master Naivalu.

“We cannot thank the Lewis family enough for their donation, InterContinental Fiji for facilitating the donation, and all those who support for the resort’s Community Care Fund,” Master Naivalu continued.

Malomalo Primary School, home-ground of now Penrith Panther and NRL superstar, Etonia Nabuli, is committed to providing the resources and support children need for a well rounded education and bright future, regardless of socio-economic background.

Scott Williams, General Manager InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa, said that the resort’s Community Care fund is an ongoing project to continuously support schools in the Natadola Bay Community.

In addition guest activities such as the weekly Malomalo School Tour give guests an opportunity to meet the children and teachers, and witness village school life.

“The Malomalo School Tour is one of the ‘In The Know’ experiences we offer here at the resort and we’re thrilled to see our resort guests actively engaging with our projects to help create a brighter future for these communities,” Mr Williams said.

Affectionately known as ‘The People’s Resort’ due to its ownership by The Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) the resort has been working with the school since it opened in 2009 and runs a long-term ‘Community Care’ fund which finances numerous projects.

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