Twenty schools across Viti Levu and Vanua Levu will be provided school patrol items, thanks to TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Limited and the Land Transport Authority.
The 20 schools comprise 10 in Central-Eastern Division including Veiuto Primary School and Nasinu Sangam Primary School, three in the North and seven in the Western Division.
Veiuto Primary and Nasinu Sangam accepted their kits today at the LTA headquarters in Valelevu while the remaining schools will be presented theirs over the next two weeks.
“We anticipate these items will impact about 5000-6000 students. We’ve been in regular communication with the recipient schools in terms of the maintenance of these school patrol items and on a regular basis, in terms of our functions, road safety awareness and education programmes,” LTA Acting Chief Executive Officer Irimaia Rokosawa said.
“Our teams undertake school visitations apart from community outreach on road safety awareness and education. We will also take stock of the items for each school in terms of its durability or if there is a need to look into replenishing these.”
TotalEnergies Marketing (Fiji) Pte Limited Managing Director Dennis Michael Cuaycong said the company was committed to promoting awareness and education on road safety.
He said they valued their partnership with the LTA and hoped recipient schools would be able to utilise the patrol items to ensure safety of schoolchildren.