Tue, 09 Aug 2022

SUVA/FIJI, 24th June, 2022 (WAM) -- Several Fijian government officials lauded the humanitarian projects carried out by the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), including the establishment of three technology colleges in areas affected by Cyclone Winston.

The colleges were recently inaugurated by an ERC delegation led by Hamoud Al Junaibi, ERC Secretary-General, Frank Bainimarama, Prime Minister of Fiji, and several government officials.

In her statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Premila Kumar, Minister of Education of Fiji, highlighted the importance of the ERC's efforts to establish new educational facilities in the country, which will benefit students. She then thanked the UAE and ERC for building these colleges.

An under-secretary at the Fijian Ministry of Education also lauded the UAE's efforts to build the colleges, which will help advance the national education system, stressing that the UAE's humanitarian presence is beneficial. He affirmed his keenness to strengthen the educational and humanitarian cooperation between the two countries.

Dr. Angela Jokhan, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Education of Fiji, expressed her gratitude to the UAE for building new educational facilities in the country.

Director of the College of Technology in Sigatoka District, praised the UAE's humanitarian role, noting that the three new colleges have advanced infrastructures and high-quality facilities.

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