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Yaqeta School Receives Equipment

Yaqeta Village School in the Yawasa Group received a timely boost from Turtle Island resort last Friday. The resort, through its educational fund,  offers assistance to educational projects for schools
18 Nov 2014 11:17
Yaqeta School Receives Equipment

Yaqeta Village School in the Yawasa Group received a timely boost from Turtle Island resort last Friday.
The resort, through its educational fund,  offers assistance to educational projects for schools in Yasawa every year.

Resort managing director Richard Evanson (Senior) believes education is important.

“We donated some desks and chairs which they needed for the students,” resort director Richard Evanson (Junior) said.

“They approached us to assist them with barging and we told them we will buy the desks and chairs and bring them to the school.

“Dad has been very strong about supporting communities. He always says we get our licence to operate from the people who live around us.”
Mr Evanson (Jnr) said everyone in the island considered each other as family members.

“We ensure that we engage with the communities and always try to assist them. It’s important to be part of the community so that we can also help them develop.”

Yaqeta Village School headteacher Moape Naisausau said the school was struggling because of the lack of furniture.
The 130 students had been using homemade benches as their desks and chairs to do their school work.

“We are really happy and very appreciative that Turtle Island Resort has assisted us.

“For the villagers, this donation has painted a good image because the owner of Turtle Island Resort advocates on the importance of education.”

The cost of the donated equipment is worth more than $7000 and will now be used for the Year 8 students’ computer classes.

Feedback: maraia.vula@fijisun.com.fj


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