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New Boat For Oneata District School

New Boat For Oneata District School
The panel (from left) Fiji Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Commission Ashwin Raj, Chief Justice Anthony Gates, moderator Alice Edwards, Assistant Commissioner of Police Itendra Nair and executive director of the Legal Aid Commission of Fiji Shahin Ali at the 39th session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. Photo: DEPTFO News
September 11
08:17 2014

Oneata District School this week will receive a new boat and its outboard engine to help students attend school.

The school is one of the four identified by the Ministry of Education which are facing challenges in terms of access to schools.

The Transport Assistance Unit of the Ministry of Education this week will deliver the boat to the school. This is part of Governments’ effort to ensure that education is accessible to every Fijian student.

The ministry has extended its assistance to the remote schools to bridge the gap of accessibility. Two schools to be assisted are Buakonikai Primary School in Rabi and Qilo Primary School in Yacata.

“We will continue to pursue alternatives to ensure that education is made accessible, affordable and equitable to every Fijian children. We have now extended our service to donating boats as previously, we only disseminated transport vouchers,” the acting Permanent Secretary for Education, Basundra Kumar said.

“I am sure now all students of Oneata will attend school regularly and maximise the educational opportunities available to them.

“The vision for our nation is to build a better Fiji. This can only be realised if we develop sound individuals in our schools by providing them with assistance,” Mrs Kumar said.

The cost of the project is $70,120.




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