Students at the Chevalier Training Centre in Wainadoi now have a home away from home following today’s opening of the Centre’s Recreation area and walkway, thanks to funding from the ANZ Staff Foundation. 

Students will now benefit from a safe, clean and dry space for shared recreation and relaxation, team activities and events. Work funded by the ANZ Staff Foundation included:

Remedial work to the foundations and structural beams, new windows and ventilation, new electrical board and circuitry, extension and elevation of the walkway, including fixing the roof, gutter and downpipes. Director of Chevalier Training Centre, Father John Fong said the opening of the Recreation centre gives students much needed time for leisure, away from their studies.

“We would like to thank the ANZ Staff Foundation for the marvelous contribution it has given towards the project for the students of Chevalier Training Centre”, he said. 

“The students were all excited and cannot wait to use the newly renovated recreational room as it will be a place not only to watch TV but also a place to relax.” 

“The expansion of the walkway will also provide the students with an area for rest and relaxation mainly on hot days where they can sit around and tell stories”. 

ANZ Fiji Country Head, Saud Minam, says the Foundation is proud to support the centre. “The vocational training on offer at Chevalier Training Centre provides opportunities to these young men that they would otherwise miss out on.

They deserve a decent space to unwind and relax in.” “At ANZ, we’re proud to do what little we can to help our communities thrive. I look forward to seeing these young men go on to contribute back to our society.” “I’m also proud that the ANZ Fiji Staff Foundation is funded by and run by ANZ staff.

This means our staff get to directly support their local communities and support the causes they believe in such as the Chevalier Training Centre. All funds are separate to ANZ Fiji’s donations and sponsorships and are separate to the F$200,000 donated by ANZ Bank Fiji to the Red Cross earlier this year.”

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