Fiji Cyclone: Teachers Mutual Bank donates $10,000 to Save the Children Teachers Mutual Bank will be providing $10,000 to Save the Children to assist the people of Fiji in their recovery. Join us Join us Phone us Email us Breadcrumbs Teachers Mutual Bank Community 2016 Fiji Cyclone: Teachers Mutual Bank donates $10,000 to Save the Children 17 March 2016 17 March 2016 Fiji Cyclone: Teachers Mutual Bank donates $10,000 to Save the Children Fiji has recently suffered the incredible impact of Cyclone Winston, the biggest storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. With wind gusts of 325 kilometre per hour the cyclone hit every island in Fiji completely wiping some villages from the map and leaving most of the island without power, water, sanitation and in many cases suitable shelter. Teachers Mutual Bank has donated $10,000 to Save the Children to assist the people of Fiji in their recovery. An update from Save the Children: “A team of six specialist staff from our Melbourne office in areas such as nutrition, logistics, education and communications has landed to combine efforts with the local team in Fiji. While assisting in the repair of key services there will be a focused effort around the needs of children who can be particularly traumatised by an experience such as a cyclone and their education. Key points as follows: During the cyclone 70% of schools were utilised as evacuation shelters. Save the Children is working on the repair of these buildings to once again be used as schools. Save the Children have commenced building 30 Child Friendly Spaces across the country with programmed education and psychosocial activity. This is a psychological approach to minimise trauma and will free up parents to commence the rebuild. Save the Children is working with local people to return running water, power and sanitation services as quickly as possible. Save the Children’s goal in this response is to assist 170,000 people. There is a considerable amount of work to do so the support of Teachers Mutual Bank at this time is greatly appreciated”. Back to top.