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Local artists rally to fundraise for Save the Children Fiji

April 11, 2019 12:20 pm

It was an evening of art and fundraising to assist Fijian children.

The exhibition last night showcased 75 original pieces by acclaimed local artists with some of the proceeds from the sales to be shared with Save the Children Fiji.

The invite-only event was also a precursor to the establishment of a National Gallery of Contemporary Art which is in collaboration with the Fijian Government and the British Council.

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Held at the British High Commissioners Residence, Melanie Hopkins noted the important work that Save the Children continues to do.

“Last year, for example, Save the Children Fiji helped over 1520 children with school bag kits at the beginning of the school year and are aiming for more funds this year to support education assistance programs.”

For Save the Children Fiji CEO Iris Low-McKenzie, the assistance will allow them to help more children with their educational support.

“So where we don’t have funding to do, to meet the requests that come to us is our education assistance program and we receive requests from families who need support for children’s school bags and stationary and also early childhood centers that request education resources.”

Artists agreed to contribute between 15 to 50 percent of the sales from their artwork last night towards Save Children Fiji.

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