More than fifty-nine thousand dollars was collected during the Outrigger Walk for Kids Walkathon in Sigatoka this morning.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama, was also part of the event and walked seven kilometers with other participants from the Outrigger Beach Resort to the Sigatoka Town.
Bainimarama thanked the resort for not only raising funds to support this vital cause but raise critical awareness.
He says the Outrigger Resort is leading the way to change the culture to be more mindful of special needs.
“When it comes to special needs education, I am wholly dedicated to creating a school system that enables every Fijian student –– enables them with the right tools, the right teachers, and the right curriculum. Perhaps most importantly, it enables them with choices –– the choice to attend a school that best suits their needs.”
Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort Manager Russell Blaik, says they will continue to assist children with special needs.
Blaik also thanked the Prime Minister for his presence and kind donation towards the cause.