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New kindergarten Opened For Muanivatu

New kindergarten Opened For Muanivatu
Office of the Prime Minister’s deputy of secretary implementation co-ordinating office Edward Tunidau with pupils of Muanivatu Dream Kindergarten after its opening yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci
May 15
07:50 2015

Residents of the Muanivatu Squatter Settlement in Vatuwaqa will now be able to access the newly-opened kindergarten on Wednesday.

The preschool is named Muanivatu Dream Kindergarten by the community.

The chief guest and deputy secretary of the Implementation Co-ordinating Office (ICO) of the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Edward Tunidau, said: “This is a good initiative. It was a good idea and hopefully it doesn’t stop. This initiative was taken up by the Suva Full Gospel Church and they approached us in setting up this kindergarten so we helped them,” Mr Tunidau said.

“OPM was able to get in touch with the Ministry of Education.

“The kindergarten needs to register in order to benefit from the grant provided by the Government. This is a good initiative by Ministry of Education to teach and nurture children before they progress in Year 1, it is a good idea and hopefully it doesn’t stop,”

Muanivatu settlement chairman Rajendra Udit said church members of Suva Full Gospel Church made their donations to support the Kindergarten.

“The new Kindergarten cost more than $25000. We started with this development last year in October,” he said.

“It came to our notice that people residing in the area faced difficulties so we decided to build a kindergarten for the children. We will have two teachers who will be assisting the pre-school children.

“There will be two sessions. Session one will begin from 8.30am to 12.30pm. Session two will start from 1pm to 3.30pm.”

He urged residents to make use of the initiative for the betterment of their children.

Resident Siteri Nai, 32, said she was happy about this development.

“My child will now be able to attend this kindergarten.

“It is near and we will save on bus fair and other expenses. This is something which I never thought about,” she said.

shreeti.prasad@fijisun.com.fj

 

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