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‘Use Govt Help’

An elderly couple of Delailasakau Village in the interior of Naitasiri is calling on Fijian parents to utilise Government’s free education initiative. Onorio, 73, and his wife Teresia Abate Nadunimata,
18 Apr 2015 09:27
‘Use Govt Help’
Onorio Nadunimata (left), and Teresia Nadunimata of Delailasakau Village. Photo: Maika Tauribau

An elderly couple of Delailasakau Village in the interior of Naitasiri is calling on Fijian parents to utilise Government’s free education initiative.

Onorio, 73, and his wife Teresia Abate Nadunimata, 71, have been married for more than 50 years.

They said parents nowadays were fortunate to have a Government which prioritised the education of Fijian children.

“During our time, we struggled to send our children to school,” Mrs Nadunimata said.

“Back then we paid our children’s school fess in portions because we earned less.

“We went to the extent of carrying roofing iron through jungles and hills for days to Namosi to build a temporary house for our children so that they could attend Namosi Secondary School. It was so hard.”

“Students today are lucky to have free education and free milk to Year One students. That never happened before.

“Parents should really enforce in their homes that their children attend school every day,” she said.

Mrs Nadunimata encouraged parents to provide the best they could for their children so that they could become successful.

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