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Nodrakoro Loves Teaching At Doi School

Nodrakoro Loves Teaching At Doi School
Lavenia Yavita of the Ministry of Education (left) and school teacher Kinisena Nodrakoro on board the new school fibre glass boat powered by a 40 horse power Yamaha outboard engine. Both are donated by the Ministry of Education.
April 19
11:00 2017


A young school teacher from the highlands of Naitasiri, Kinisena Nodrakoro, loves teaching in a remote island school in Lau.

Speaking to Fiji Sun, the Sawanivuna native, said this year was her first posting to the island, and she loved teaching and staying at Doi Village School in Ono-i-Lau.

She teaches class 4 and 5 with a roll of three students. The school roll she said has a total of 17 students from classes 1 to 8.

The 22-year-old says that people from the island are very kind and caring, and she does not have to worry about her food.

“I love the food and the people here are very friendly.”

In the island she said there was a lot of sea food and she loves eating fresh sea food every day.

She said her 49-year-old mother; Mereani Nodrakoro was living with her at the school.

In the island she said the only mode of transportation was boat, and this year was her first taste on the island.

When asked, how long would she spend teaching in the island, she said it would be up to her employer the Ministry of Education (MOE).

She has an elder brother who is working for the Ministry of Transport and her youngest sister at Fiji National University (FNU).

Despite of not seeing her father and two other siblings who are back in Viti Levu, she manages to get in-touch with them through phone calls.

She said the boat visited the village once a month.

Ms Nodrakoro said she would spend the first and second term holiday in the island but would come to her village for Christmas.

She also thanked the South Island Shipping Services for delivering her stuff sent by her father from Suva.


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