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Yasawa Students Excited By Scouts Event

Yasawa Students Excited By Scouts Event
Attorney-General and Minister for Education Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with students from the Yasawa Group on August 13, 2018, attending the National Scouts Jamboree in Vanua Levu. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka
August 16
11:00 2018

Nine schools from the Ya­sawa Group are attending the National Scouts Jambo­ree in Vanua Levu.

The students, who hope to learn as much as they can, were excited to meet Attorney-General and Min­ister for Education Aiyaz-Sayed Khaiyum at the jamboree.

A school teacher, Josese Tamani ,said while stopping over at Labasa Town the visitors enjoyed their visit, witnessing the mixture of cultures and different races.

Mr Tamani said the children were excited.

“For most of the students this is their first time out of the islands. It is a good experience for most of them,” he said at Namoli Village where the students are camping.

“The students were really looking forward to participate in the jam­boree, especially since this is their first time in Labasa.

“The visitors are enjoying their visit to Vanua Levu, exploring the unspoilt and remote islands and meeting very friendly people.


“The reason they come here is to experience what Labasa has to offer in terms of our environment, re­sources, culture, tradition and the friendly north brand name.”

Mr Tamani said their preparation to participate in the jamboree was not easy.

“We had to conduct numerous fundraising, so students could be allowed to participate in the scouts’ programme to show them what’s life like outside of their commu­nity,” he said.

“This is an exposure for the stu­dents and they are really excited to be here today. Hopefully, the experi­ence has boosted their confidence.

“Four resorts from Yasawa had to assist us with our preparations. Scouting allows children to move from their comfort zone and gain valuable exposure to the real world.

“In scouts, students are taught survival skills, how to improvise and how to use the things around them as resources.

“Being scouts these students have made friends and learned a lot of moral values,” he said.

More than 1200 young scouts from 26 districts all over Fiji are partici­pating in the three-day camp.

The National Scouts Jamboree camp ends today.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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