By TALEI TORA
Conua District School in the hinterlands of Nadroga have a new fence thanks to the efforts of the Food and Beverage Department (F&B) of the Outrigger on the Lagoon ? Fiji.
The school sought the assistance of the resort to help in the construction of its school fence.
According to the resorts security, OHS and community projects manager Leo Rokovada the resort contributed half of the costs for the project.
?We provided the man power and tools to complete the project. We have been working with Conua District School for the last 3 years. We have assisted the school to build a covered walkway, last year we renovated their kindergarten and this year we have fenced the compound,? Mr. Rokovada stated.
?Our team from the Food and Beverage department spearheaded the project with our engineers and spent the day erecting the fence at the school?, he continued.
Outrigger on the Lagoon ? Fiji Peter Hopgood said he is very proud of the manner in which his staff embrace their commitment to improve the facilities in our local community.
?It should be noted that we only help those organisations that help themselves. I receive hundreds of letters seeking support but we do not just provide handouts. If an organisation is serious about helping themselves and provides labour and funding then we are happy to look at our involvement?, Mr. Hopgood stated.
?This year we have worked on the Recreational area for the kids playground at the Sigatoka Hospital (carried out by the Human Resources and Sales Dept), Police Wives Community Hall Kitchen at Lawaqa (carried out by Meimei and Activities Dept), the cementing of Una Murrays grave at Malevu (one of Outriggers longest serving staff by the finance team) and a blood Drive by all our Outrigger staff (by the Bebe Spa team)?, he continued.
?Our community projects is the resorts gesture of saying thank you to the people of Nadroga/Navosa and which also provides us with a means of forging a great working relationship between the resort and the locals. These projects give us an opportunity to contribute to improving the facilities for local villages, schools and hospitals?, Mr. Hopgood added.
Outrigger on the Lagoon ? Fiji was recognised as the Best Deluxe Accommodation in Fiji at the 2012 AON Excellence in Tourism awards, as well as the Best Fine Dining Restaurant for it?s Ivi Restaurant.
The resort prides itself on delivering all the luxury of a five star property with the unforgettable warmth only found in a traditional Fijian village.
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