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Human Rights Lawyer Sees Disadvantaged Offered Job Scheme

Human Rights Lawyer Sees Disadvantaged Offered Job Scheme
Sabrina Khan (front middle) with Head Teacher Julia Kabu (front left) and students of Sunshine School in Lautoka on September 6, 2018
September 07
10:00 2018

Human Rights Lawyer, Sab­rina Iqbal Khan spent time yesterday with disadvan­taged children of Lautoka’s Sun­shine School.

She spoke to them about their rights and using the Constitution as a guideline to drawing up a classroom constitution.

The children were made to par­ticipate in discussions about being good citizens and took on home­work, a task requiring them to im­plement a classroom constitution using the Fijian Constitution as a guide to uphold respect and dignity towards others.

“It was a pleasure speaking with the children,” Ms Khan said.

“These are leaders of tomorrow and it is incumbent that we instil the correct principles in them to­day.”

“Principles that are Godly, har­monious and aware of a changing world. They can overcome chal­lenges with a positive foundation.

“The Fijian Constitution has in­deed come a long, positive way to set a good backbone for these fu­ture leaders.”

The school invited Ms Khan to be chief guest for their Constitution Day Celebration.

She also shared that special edu­cation was an area with much-needed reform.

“It is great to enter the workforce with a background in education and/or training,” Ms Khan said.

“However, many of these special needs students don’t have that op­portunity due to limited, little or next to no learning skills where literacy and numeracy are con­cerned, yet they may excel in trade work or basic administrative du­ties.

“I would like to see a job place­ment scheme or initiative in place to help facilitate this transition for those who identify as having come from a disadvantaged back­ground.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback: charles.chambers@fijisun.com.fj

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