On 20 and 21 of February, Fiji was struck by the severe tropical cyclone Winston, which caused massive destruction in the country. More than 350 000 people were affected - around a third of them were children. This natural disaster destroyed a huge number of houses, crops, livestock and infrastructure including 265 schools, all comprising of about AU $77 million in damages. Over 54 700 people are relying on evacuation centres as means for shelter. However, they are without safe water sources and sanitation. This disaster has massively ruined the lives of many people in Fiji.
This calamity became an eye-opening event for many people, especially for the students of Fairvale High School. We sympathised with the struggles that the victims have faced since the disaster took place early this year and we know that compassion would mean a lot to them. And as the SRC, we collaborated and organised a fundraiser around the school to send donations for them. With the help of everyone - the SRC, students, teachers and the administration, we were able to raise an amount of AU $607.15 which has been sent through the Australian Red Cross.
In behalf of the SRC, we would like to thank everyone who supported the fundraiser for the victims of the cyclone. Our compassion as human beings provides hope to those who need it most.
"Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love." - Anonymous