The FIJI Water Foundation said today that it would give grants worth $1.2 million to 281 teachers and about 50,000 children this year.From the capital city of Suva to the country’s more remote outer islands, these grants will help fund classroom projects that address a wide range of needs, such as new technology, learning trips, and career-readiness tools.
Jessica Murphy, the head of St. James Anglican Primary School in Levuka, was thrilled when her kindergarten classroom was chosen to get a grant.
Murphy says that the FIJI Water Foundation Grant has made a big difference in the kindergarten’s ability to give the kids a safe and fun place to play and learn.
She says that the new tools will keep the kids busy and help them grow physically, socially, and emotionally.
The manager of the FIJI Water Foundation, Marie Smith, says they are happy to work with teachers in all Fijian schools through one of their most popular incentives. They also hope the grant will give teachers the extra tools for term two and beyond.
The FIJI Water Foundation’s Classroom Grants program is just one way that they show they are always working to give the people of Fiji better ways to learn. The next Classroom Grant program’s application deadline is March 2024, and the winners will be revealed in April 2024.
Teachers in Fiji who want to apply for a Classroom Grant must have a valid teaching license.
There is no limit on the number of applications per school, and each application will be judged by a different teacher based on the following criteria:
- Educational materials include books, science kits, musical instruments, and gardening equipment.
- Museums and wildlife preserves are good places for educational trips.
- Buildings and equipment that help kids learn more, like exercise equipment or places to sit in the library.
- Laptops, tablets, and displays are all types of technology.