The Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) made donations last week to Wyndham and Towamba Public schools from its bushfire fund, collected from maritime workers and unions across the globe.
Mick Cross, MUA Southern NSW Branch secretary said it was an honour and a privilege to meet the students and teachers from the two schools.
"It has been a tough time for many communities across the state and we have sent donations to many initiatives, this week we are supporting two locals schools to assist in projects for students of families affected by the fires," Mick said.
"We are offering financial support to schools to assist in the recovery and continuation of the fine work that teachers, staff and community play in our public education system.
"From discussions and standing together in struggle with our wonderful comrades and friends from the education sector unions, we are certainly aware that funding for smaller regional schools is hard during good times, let alone coming out of those horrific recent fires.
"Local maritime workers suggested some schools that could do with some funds and we made contact, which led us here today".
"We have been a part of this community for a long time and we are so proud to be able to assist," Mick said.