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Quality Education In Rural Remote Areas

It means a lot to students when they can learn and live in more modern, functional spaces. It has a direct impact on how valued they feel and how well
23 Jan 2016 11:08
Quality Education In Rural Remote Areas
From left- Minister for Defence Timoci Natuva, Director Parimary Kolinio Takali and Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama stand beside the double beds that were donated to Nakurukuruvakatini Primary in Naitasiri yesterday. Photo: AQELA SUSU

It means a lot to students when they can learn and live in more modern, functional spaces. It has a direct impact on how valued they feel and how well they do in school: Bainimarama

 

Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama in his bid to bring quality education to all Fijians personally presented 100 sets of double beds, a new VTSAT system and cooking items to the Nakurukuruvakatini Primary School located in a remote corner of Naitasiri.

He said the Government had assisted disadvantaged families by giving the children of Korovou, Narokorokoyawa, Nasava, Matawailevu, Nasauvere and Tubarua a better shot at life.

The real improvements being brought to them on Thursday would make their school more capable than ever before, servicing this region and helping their students live healthy and productive lives.

“You have been provided with 100 sets of double bunk beds, a new VTSAT system and cooking items,” he said.

Together he said this represented a $63, 781 investment by his Government, an investment they were confident would better the lives of their students and staff.

These improvements, he said, would bring the comforts and provisions enjoyed by schools in Suva to their equally deserving students in Naitasiri.

“The days of boarding students not having beds to sleep on are over.”

 

Home away from home

This school, he said, could truly become a home away from home for students who now had proper beds to call their own.

“The challenging days of cooking food over open-fires are over as well. These new cooking items will make cooking cleaner, easier and most importantly, safer.

“It means a lot to students when they can learn and live in more modern, functional spaces. It has a direct impact on how valued they feel and how well they do in school,” he said.

He assured all the students there yesterday that they were valued, and Government was investing in them because they (Governmentbelieve in them and also in what they could accomplish.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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