Malomalo Primary School benefits with donation from MTA Mortgage Brokers
5th July 2022 (Natadola, Fiji): Kerry Kalendra, Founder & CEO of MTA Mortgage Brokers returned to Fiji last month to hand over a cheque of FJ$15,000 to Malomalo Primary School in Sigatoka. The funds for donation were raised through an appeal on GoFundMe, a crowdfunding platform that allows people to raise money for events ranging on the internet after his visit to Fiji.
“Recently, I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Fiji and decided to play nine holes of golf at the spectacular Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course nearby. While traversing the course, I met the most beautiful kids (3 young brothers aged 2,5 and 7) sitting under a tree. They had waited all day for us to come by so we could purchase used golf balls from them. The money they earn helps the family with food and other essential items. They stole my heart. I soon realised how much more support was needed. It was a no-brainer.” commented Kerry Kalendra, Founder & CEO of MTA Mortgage Brokers on the GoFundMe page. “It's important to me that we help others less fortunate than us and, at the same time, give us a sense of purpose in our life.”
The event was facilitated by InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa through InterContinental Meetings Insider Collection.
“Making a positive impact in and around communities we operate in is part of IHG's DNA and is at the heart of everything we do,” commented Lachlan Walker, Area General – South Pacific, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG ®.) “We are grateful for the efforts of Kerry and the MTA Mortgage Brokers team including volunteers from the resort and Bula Outsourcing who are able to extend support towards Malomalo Primary School for the development of the community children. InterContinental Meetings continues to be the strong connection between our local communities and the guests facilitating a more meaningful connection.”
InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa facilitated this with the school and organized the logistical component of it. The funds are to assist Malomalo Primary School with stationery, sports uniforms, painting and general repairs to the school, fencing the school compound & purchasing additional desks/chairs, computers for learning and simple air-conditioning. Colleagues together with the staff of Bula Outsourcing from Suva also volunteered and helped in painting, cleaning the compound, landscaping, and general repairs.
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