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Children Replant Mangrove As Part Of Nature Conservation Education

Children from seven district schools around Nadroga planted mangrove seedlings as part of their Nature Conservation Education (NCE) along the restoration area at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa –
04 Dec 2015 10:14
Children Replant Mangrove As Part Of Nature Conservation Education
Students and Volunteers of Nature Camp after planting 100 mangrove seedling along the Shangri-Las Fijian Resort and Spa Restoration area in Sigatoka.

Children from seven district schools around Nadroga planted mangrove seedlings as part of their Nature Conservation Education (NCE) along the restoration area at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort and Spa – Yanuca Island on Wednesday.

Twenty-eight students, eight teachers and Heritage in Young Hands – Nature Camp Group volunteers participated in the replanting programme.

It was organised by the resort in collaboration with Oisca and Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park to teach participants natural environment and the importance of conserving the nature.

The three-day camp ended on Tuesday with the planting of 100 mangrove seedlings.

Resort service manager- Marine Sanctuary, Mereoni Mataika said after the three days, the students were tested through a sand dune race, similar to Amazing Race.

“Through this, we evaluate the students on their knowledge and what they have learned in the three days about nature conservation,” Ms Mataika said.

The theme for the Nature Camp was ‘Inspiring Children to be in Harmony with Nature.’

“This is the first time for the resort to get together with Oisca and the Sigatoka Sand Dunes to help students understand their heritage and the environment.

 

Star of Hope

The resort has also started another initiative to help give back to the community.

This initiative is called the Star of Hope whereby guests are encouraged to buy a star to place on the Christmas tree at the resort.

The money collected from this will go towards community projects, especially those assisting schools around the area.

General manager Craig Powell said they had encouraged their guests to place a star on the Christmas tree by buying a star for $20 each.

“The resort does a lot in the area namely for the Sigatoka School of Special Needs, Nadroumai District School, Cuvu District School, Sigatoka Kindergarten, Cuvu Medical Centre most recently we helped the Cuvu Community Police Post with water tanks  and not forgetting the Sigatoka Hospital.

“It is important that under the umbrella of corporate social responsibility, We are a good corporate citizen, we like to give back to our community which gives us a lot so it is important we stay connected,” he said.

 

Feedback: farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj



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