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MV Sea Rakino Returns From Lau

MV Sea Rakino Returns From Lau
MV Sea Rakino
June 07
11:16 2017

The MV Sea Rakino arrived at Port Muaiwalu yesterday after a 13 days chartered trip to the Lau Group.

Speaking to the Fiji Sun at Port Muaiwalu yesterday the ship captain Mr Pauliasi Koroi said that in the last two weeks they left Suva for Matuku, Totoya, Kabara, Moce, Fulaga, Ogea, Totoya then Ono-i-lau.

“We spent one week there at Ono-i-Lau,” he said.

He said they left Port Muaiwalu with 14 passengers.

Captain Koroi said they picked up passengers from Matuku to Totoya, Kabara, Komo, Namuka, Moce, Fulaga, Ogea and Totoya then to Ono-i-lau and this took three days.

“We picked up four teachers from Matuku, four teachers from Totoya then we dropped them at Kabara.

Then we picked up one teacher from Namuka one from Komo, one from Moce, one from Fulaga, one from Totoya then we dropped them at Ono-i-lau.”

He said schedule for the trip was provided for them by the people on board.

In an interview before MV Sea Rakino left Jacinta Isaacs the Communications & Knowledge Management Specialist at the Australian Embassy said the trip was an Australian Government funded Access to Quality Education Program (AQEP) – Fiji.

The trip she said was for Literacy and Numeracy training in Lau.

She said the Lau visit was part of the Ministry of Education’s national Literacy and Numeracy rollout in the Eastern Division and was co-funded by the Ministry and the Access to Quality Education Program (AQEP) as part of the Program’s sustainability approach.

According to Ms Isaacs Class 1 and 2 teachers were being trained in effective Literacy and Numeracy teaching strategies by the Ministry of Education, with AQEP support.

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