Harcourts to make it cool to be at school

The Harcourts Foundation has teamed up with Inspirational Women as part of an international campaign to support Fijian children in need.

The It’s Cool to be in School program will see Harcourts work with four orphanages to help underprivileged children attend school in 2025 by providing them with essential items such as school shoes and uniforms.

Head of the Harcourts Foundation, Pauline Smith, said the campaign grew out of some distressing facts. 

“There are over 25,000 disadvantaged children living in Fiji,” she said.

“This correlates to over 10 per cent of the child population of Fiji being neglected or disadvantaged.”

Along with Ms Smith and her team, Denyse McPhail of Harcourts Fiji will be on the ground in Fiji co-ordinating the project and working with Loloma Home & Care Centre, St Mina Children’s Home, St Tabitha Children’s Home, and Treasure House Chrisitan Children’s Home.

“Each contribution has the power to sustain a child’s education in Fiji for an entire year!” Ms Smith said.

“For just $200 you can provide these essentials for a child in need throughout the year.”

That $200 will give a child two sets of school uniforms, two pairs of school shoes, one pair of sports shoes, a school backpack and a stationery pack.

“We understand that not everyone can afford a complete school kit, but still want to contribute,” Ms Smith said.

“You can purchase half a school kit for $100 or a quarter kit for $50.”

The program will support a range of children of varying ages, with some in primary school, others high school and some who have special needs. 

“We would love to get as many children from these orphanages to school in 2025 as we possibly can!” Ms Smith said.

“Together, we can make it possible, and cool to be at school!”

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Kylie Dulhunty

Kylie Dulhunty is the Editor at Elite Agent.