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Ex-Teacher Returns Home To Contribute Towards Village Education

“Teaching is not just concentrated within a classroom and school setting only because a teacher has the ability to transform any location into an educational one if need be,”
20 Oct 2021 13:45
Ex-Teacher Returns Home To Contribute Towards Village Education
(Second from right-back row) Jiupili Ralulu along with parents and students of Namalata in Kubulau, Bua on October 18, 2021.

A former secondary school English teacher originally from Namalata, Kubulau in Bua returned and contributed back to her village. She conducted a three-day English teaching and learning session for high school students living in the village.

Jiupili Ralulu said the sessions focused on providing students from Year 9 until Year 13 an educational platform where they learnt and developed their skills, grammar and essay writing techniques.

There were a total of five sessions that were conducted in a span of three days which started last Saturday and ended on Monday.

Ms Ralulu performed her act of responsibility towards her village and spent over $100 for her transportation cost to the village from Labasa, where she now lives.

However, she was pleased with the good turnout and appreciation she received in Bua.

“Teaching is not just concentrated within a classroom and school setting only because a teacher has the ability to transform any location into an educational one if need be,” she said.

She thanked the parents of these students for continuing to support their child’s education.

“We all sacrificed our holidays to be part of the sessions and every good work put into these learning sessions would go a long way in preparing students for both internal and external exams next year,” Ms Ralulu stated.

She requested other school teachers in their various communities to make an impact in the educational lives of children staying within their vicinity.

Ms Ralulu currently works at the University of the South Pacific as a tutor and academic specialist at Labasa campus.

 

Parent appreciation

A parent, Selaima Turagalailai said they were blessed to have someone of Ms Ralulu’s calibre and knowledge conducting the sessions.

Ms Turugalailai said her child who attends Queen Victoria School in Viti Levu, returned home when COVID struck on April 20.

“After my child returned, there was difficulty in accessing the worksheets and internet for his learning since the reception here is mostly poor,” she said.

The 41-year-old also attended the sessions to provide her child support and morale boosting confidence.

“The sessions have helped my child to improve on writing expository essays, literature, comprehension and grammar because these were the most critical areas that a child needed to grasp to excel in the subject and language,” she added.



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