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Parliament Bus Stops At Vaturova

Parliament Bus Stops At Vaturova
Students of Vaturova Koroalau High School and Vunisalusalu District School. Photo: Parliament Media Unit
July 22
15:24 2015

Vaturova Koroalau High School teachers and students were elated to be visited by the Parliament Bus team last weekend.

The team is from the Parliamentary Civic Education and Media outreach programme to educate communities about the Fijian Parliament.

The boarding school has a roll of 141 students and is surrounded by hills in the interior of Cakaudrove in Vanua Levu.

Social Science teacher Sonam Lata said the programme of taking Parliament to the people reflected that Fiji was a democratic State.

“The teachers and students were blessed by your timely arrival to a very remote location. Students have learned a lot during the presentation because we only hear, learn and watch what happens in our Parliament through the media,” Ms Lata said.

She thanked the Parliament team saying Fijians now should be well versed with the day to day activities in Parliament.

Year 10 student Marama Tukana thanked the team for visiting their school.

“We are thankful because we did not know most of the things that were shared. We are happy to be enlightened by the Parliament team,” she said.

The team also stopped over at Savudrodro Village in Savusavu.

Villager Iva Batiki, 71, said this was the first time in Fiji that Parliament information and roles were taken to people around the country.

“So many things we were not clear at first, but after the presentation by the Parliament team, we are so thankful that we now know how our Parliament works,” Mrs Batiki said.

The same sentiments were also echoed by 69-year-old former police officer, Salacieli Tulevu.

“I served the force for so many years and I have never come across such a programme to be taken to grassroots people,” Mr Tulevu said.

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