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Learning Curve For Navosa Students

Learning Curve For Navosa Students
Children of Wema Village in Navosa also gathered in numbers to be part of the the “Parliament Bus” programme. Photo:Parliament Of Fiji
May 01
11:49 2018

They got to learn for the first time about the proceedings in the Parliament, its members and other important information such as the law-making processes.

Some children in the Nadroga-Navosa Province made good use of their school holidays after being part of the “Parliament Bus” programme last week.

The children of Vatubalavu, Wema and Draiba counted them­selves fortunate as they had, for the first time, learned about the roles and functions of Parliament, how it works and how they can engage with the prestigious institution during the programme.

Navosa Central College Year 13 student, Arieta Lauwai said learn­ing about the Parliament was great for starting her school holidays.

“Most of us stay home during this break but to be visited by the out­reach team here in our village is a good opportunity,” she said while speaking on behalf of the students.

“We got to learn for the first time about the proceedings in the Par­liament, its members and other important information such as the law-making processes. Parliament education is important because it affects us all.”

“For us students, it’s crucial that we know more about our Parlia­ment because we are the future leaders.”

Another student, Aseri Warodo said while she appreciated the pro­gramme, she also sounded the need for more awareness sessions about Parliament, particularly for rural-dwellers.

“Most of the villagers don’t have the opportunity of being educated about the august house. In fact, they don’t even know what hap­pens in Parliament, let alone its members,” she said.

“It’s just that the outreach team continues to visit us so people are well-informed and also understand better the workings of Parliament. This way, their voices can be heard.”

Draiba Village elder Eroni Bara­nisavu thanked the outreach team for visiting them and bringing Par­liament to their doorsteps.

Source: Parliament of Fiji

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