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Students Boosted With New School Bags

  Twenty-nine students of Korowiri/ Tovata Primary School in Labasa received school bags from Save the Children Fiji last week Friday. Most of these students carried old worn out school
22 May 2016 08:10
Students Boosted With New School Bags
Korowiri/Tovata Primary School students happy to receive school bags as they stand with their teachers in Labasa yesterday. Photo:SHRATIKA NAIDU

 

Twenty-nine students of Korowiri/ Tovata Primary School in Labasa received school bags from Save the Children Fiji last week Friday.

Most of these students carried old worn out school bags since their parents couldn’t afford to buy new ones.

Korowiri/Tovata Primary School head teacher Diwakar Dayal said the student roll from Year One to Eight was 51 and there were six teachers.

“Most of the parents are casual workers and some are struggling to pay tenancy-will since their land-leases have expired,” Mr Dayal said.

“However, parents continue to send their children to school because of the support provided by the Ministry of Education such as free text books.

“There are times when children don’t have stationery and my teachers make an effort to provide for them so that they are not left behind.”

Savaira Reijeli, a Year Four student said she had never felt so good for a long time.

“I feel happy now because no one can tease me for carrying an old torn school bag,” the nine-year-old said.

Lagilagi Setereki, a Year Six student said now he doesn’t have to worry about his stationery getting wet in the rain when returning home from school.

“Even though I don’t have school shoes, I count myself fortunate to receive a beautiful school bag with some stationery,” the 11-year-old said. Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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