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Out Of The Tents; Back Into Their Classrooms

The management of Vunikavi­kaloa Arya School in Nalawa, Ra, was at a loss for words yesterday after the re-opening of the school. School manager, Ashok Kumar said the re-opening was
01 Jun 2017 11:00
Out Of The Tents; Back Into Their Classrooms
President Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konrote during the re-opening of Vunikavikaloa Arya School on May 31, 2017. Photo: Ministry of Local Government, Housing, Environment, Infrastructure and Transport

The management of Vunikavi­kaloa Arya School in Nalawa, Ra, was at a loss for words yesterday after the re-opening of the school.

School manager, Ashok Kumar said the re-opening was anticipated eager­ly by the eight staff and 230 students.

He said being a school manager for years, Tropical Cyclone Winston was the worst ever cyclone which struck their school.

“Our students have been studying in tent houses for more than a year now and finally they will go back to their normal classroom,” said Mr Kumar.

The school re-opening was an ex­ample of the Government’s Adopt a School Programme.

Mr Kumar said the refurbishment of the school was made possible from the co-operation of the Fiji and New Zealand Red Cross and the local com­munity.

He thanked the Ministry of Edu­cation for updating and support­ing them during their struggle and thanked the parents for their sup­port.

The school faculty were all smiles as they will now be able to study in a proper learning environment after the rebuilding of their school.

Year Seven pupil, Midleshni Kumar, said she was happy with the rebuild­ing of their new classroom because it was colourful.

Ms Kumar said studying in tents for more than a year was challenging in­cluding a lot of mud when it rained, but now she was happy they were back to their normal classrooms.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

lusiana.tuimaisala@fijisun.com.fj

 



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