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Village Does Its Bit For Government’s Plan

  While Government is taking steps to ensure education is accessible to all Fijians, communities such as Saunaka Village in Nadi, have done their bit to complement Government’s work. This
05 Nov 2016 12:45
Village Does Its Bit For Government’s Plan
Nayama Saukuru gifted land to building of the new block of Ratu Nalukuya primary school yesterday. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

 

While Government is taking steps to ensure education is accessible to all Fijians, communities such as Saunaka Village in Nadi, have done their bit to complement Government’s work.

This is after a landowning unit provided a piece of land to construct the remaining block of Ratu Nalukuya Primary school.

School manager Mosese Koroisau also thanked the Government for a grant allocation of $40,000, provided through the Ministry of Education.

Mr Koroisau acknowledged this during the ground breaking ceremony of the school’s new block site yesterday.

He said having a school in the village means that students would have easier access to education.

“We would like to thank the Government for giving us a grant to build this new block. This has lightened the load for the parents and the village as a whole,” Mr Koroisau said.

“Students will soon be able to enjoy the new classroom, and have a good atmosphere to enjoy learning in the new site.”

Ariame Nakuveti, a parent said: “This is a new beginning for our students and they will enjoy learning in the new building and the environment.”

“We thank the tokatoka Rarabura, mataqali Vuniivi for giving the school this piece of land to build a new building block.”

The school’s head teacher Senimili Vosawale said: “We feel really good. We encountered a few challenges before we came to this.”

According to Ms Vosawale, the Government had given the grant for the project last year, with the challenge to find a suitable site to build the new block.

“We could not start last year, so this year, we had one of the sons of Saunaka Village who gave up their piece of land for the project,” she said.

She said a three-classroom building will be erected to begin with.

“Next year we will continue with more classrooms and plans are also in the pipeline to include Year Seven and Year Eight.”

The school was opened in 2011 by then Minister for Education, Filipe Bole, which at the time only catered for students up to Year Three.

This year the school roll stands at 94.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

Feedback:  litia.tikomailepanoni@fijisun.com.fj

 



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