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Dawasamu Students Enjoy New School Blocks

The school’s buildings, like many others around the country, were severely damaged by the Category 5 Cyclone Winston in February 2016.
24 Jul 2020 10:30
Dawasamu Students Enjoy New School Blocks
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Rosy Akbar, Indian High Commissioner to Fiji Padmaja and officials, teachers and students during the commissioning of the Dawasamu District School block in Tailevu on July 22, 2020. Photo: Shreeya Verma

Students of Dawasamu Secondary School and Dawasamu District School can enjoy learning even more after the opening of their new school blocks on Wednesday.

This is thanks to the Indian Government’s partnership with the Fijian Government’s Tropical Cyclone Winston Rehabilitation Programme.

The school’s buildings, like many others in the country, were severely damaged by the Category 5 cyclone in February, 2016.

During the commissioning of the school blocks on Wednesday, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Rosy Akbar, said there were still some schools, especially, in the islands affected by not only TC Winston, but by TC Harold and work was needed to be done.

She said with stronger infrastructure and improved facilities, young ones had new and safer classrooms for conducive learning.

“I do not doubt that these new facilities will surely encourage better school attendance and their uplifted spirits will motivate students to study harder,” Ms Akbar said.

“Not just the students, the teachers now have a newly built place to call home while allowing them to focus on what is important – the education of Fijian children.”

Indian scholarships

Meanwhile, Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Padmaja, motivated students to take advantage of the many opportunities once the pandemic was over.

She said the Government of India offered several scholarships to Fijian students to pursue higher education in some of the leading universities and educational institutions of India.

“A separate scholarship programme for India as for children is also available,” she said.

“Once the pandemic is over, I would encourage all of you to make full use of these opportunities.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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