Programs | Community
Koroinasau Primary School is located 5 kilometres inland from the Coral Coast of Fiji. The coral coast is located on the southern side of the main island, half way between both Nadi and Suva.
This isolated school services 4 villages and offers classes from grade 1 through to grade 8 for approximately 100 students. Usually 40% of these children board at the school during the school week because of the distance of the 2 outlying villages. Often these students arrive with no clothes or food.
Unemployment is 90% in the villages. School charges per family is Fj 10.00 per year (Aust $5.40).
Our Club's First Overseas Project.
School Sponsorships- East Africa
In February 2002, Gemma Sisia (nee Rice) from Northern NSW in Australia, founded The School of St Jude in Arusha, Tanzania, East Africa.
The classroom doors at The School of St Jude have been open for ten years now. As a charity-funded school, St Jude’s provides a free, high-quality education to over 1,500 of the poorest children of Arusha Region, Tanzania, while also providing boarding for over 1,000 students. Additionally, the school now provides employment to over 400 Tanzanians and purchases the essential goods required to run the school everyday from the local community. The ripple effect of these benefits on the community and beyond has been incredible.
The Rotary Club of South Launceston decided in 2005 to sponsor a Student and a Teacher and have continued this commitment until 2016 at this stage.
The Rotary Club of South Launceston raises funds to support the community in many aspects including vocational and career development.
The Club has always been mindful of the importance of further education and we know that with ongoing education students will acquire the knowledge, skills and personal development to achieve whatever they want out of their academic future.
Traditionally this Club has supported the following schools: