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Aussie Link For Drasa Secondary

Aussie Link For Drasa Secondary
Some students and teachers of Drasa Secondary School in Lautoka, with a rep from Rotary Australia, showing some of the items donated to the school.
June 20
10:53 2015

Drasa Secondary School in Lautoka received a major boost from its visiting Australian friends this week.

Nine close friends, who are members of Rotary Australia, donated 65 laptops, 45 personal computers and items for the school’s catering section.

Team leader Denys Tilly said they were in the country for two weeks and would lend their professional help to the students.

“The extra computers procured by Sushila Desai, a member, will assist the school to reach their ultimate goal of providing maximum access for all students to technology across most learning areas,” Mr Tilly said.

Australian restaurant owner Munjula and Andrew Watts have made their fourth consecutive visit to the school to teach students industry standards catering.

“During the two week there will be training to enhance students’ capacity for employment in Fiji’s tourism and hospitality industry,” he said.

School principal Rajesh Chand said, “This will boost the achievement of high academic standards as well as excellence in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities in the school.

“It can be attributed to a large extent to the success of the projects carried out by the Rotary Fiji Schools Project in the last ten years in collaboration with the teachers.”

He also said the project team this year upgraded the schools technology provisions with over 100 computers donated by the State government of Tasmania.

“This has boosted the computer accessibility for students of Drasa Secondary School and enhanced the existing facilities at the schools computer lab.

The school has also established a new computer research station in the school library and a research laboratory for senior students.

“Another unique program, known as the laptop loan scheme, whereby students can loan a laptop for free for the whole year, has also been boosted with sixty five more laptops.”

He said the advance of Drasa Secondary School both as an academic institution and as a vocational institute speaks volumes about the impact of technological advancements and the opportunities and benefit it can bring to the students and eventually to the community as a whole.

The project was initiated by Denys and Veena Tilly of Hobart, Tasmania since 2005.




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