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PM Hands Over $63K Help to Interior School

Last night, for the first time, some boarders of Nakurukuruvakatini Primary School in the interior of Naitasiri, slept on the comfort of beds and mattresses. Thanks to Prime Minister Voreqe
22 Jan 2016 12:34
PM Hands Over $63K Help to Interior School
Prime Minister Voreqere Bainimarama meets with students of Nakurukuruvakatini Primary School in Naitasiri yesterday. Photo: AQELA SUSU

Last night, for the first time, some boarders of Nakurukuruvakatini Primary School in the interior of Naitasiri, slept on the comfort of beds and mattresses.

Thanks to Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in his Government’s quest for better education for all, the school was donated 100 double beds with mattresses, two big cooking pots, two gas burners, laptops with WiFi (Wireless Fidelity) connections, four telephones from

Telecom Fiji and fencing materials for the school – all worth $63,000.

The school has a roll of about 130 students, about 80, from Year One to 8, are boarders.

They are from the villages of Korovou, Narokorokoyawa, Matawailevu, Nasauvure, Nasava and Tubarua.

They are boarders because of the isolation of their villages.

While handing over the assistance, Mr Bainimarama said his Government had always valued and prioritised education for children. He said his Government did not want any child do be deprived off their constitutional rights to education.

School headteacher Sekonaia Ledua said most of the students slept on the floor because there were only 10 double beds.

“We asked the Permanent Secretary at the PM’s Office last year and we are so thankful and happy that the Prime Minister himself came and delivered the answer to prayers,” Mr Ledua said.

“The laptops with WiFi will enable us to access educational programmes in the Ministry of Education website and also for research.

“We always communicate with them via surface mail. It used to take long and it was expensive because we had to travel to Vunidawa to collect our mails. Now we can just sit in the office and communicate with them via email,” he said. Edited by Maikeli Seru

 

 

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