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School Bags And Stationery Donated To Two Schools In Ono-i-Lau

The Ministry of Wom­en, Children and Poverty Alleviation donated school bags and stationery worth $2500 to two schools in Ono-i-Lau. The 110 children from Onolevu District School and Doi Village
25 Feb 2018 17:28
School Bags And Stationery Donated To Two Schools In Ono-i-Lau
Students of Onolevu District school all smiling after receiving their new school bags and stationery on February 13, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

The Ministry of Wom­en, Children and Poverty Alleviation donated school bags and stationery worth $2500 to two schools in Ono-i-Lau.

The 110 children from Onolevu District School and Doi Village School were all smiling as they received their new station­ery last week.

Onolevu District School caters for the children of Matokana, Nukuni and Lovoni whereas Doi Vil­lage School caters for the children of Doi.

Women interest officer Eastern Wilisoni Qara­soni said the stationery were an essential and im­portant part of the learn­ing process for children to use in the classrooms and at home.

“It is important for the ministry because we want to continue to support the children in terms of edu­cating the needy children in Fiji,” Mr Qarasoni said.

“The ministry has strengthened its aware­ness programmes on the need for everyone to work together to protect our children, to make sure that no child is left behind and to protect them from suffering any form of abuse or neglect.

“The assistance handed over to children is school bags and stationery-pen­cil, pen, books and col­oured pencils.

“Most of the children’s school belongings were damaged by heavy down­pour during Tropical Cy­clone Gita.

He urged the children to work hard so that they could achieve their dreams in the future.

“The children are the leaders of tomorrow and they need to be encour­aged to be told of their ca­pabilities,” he said.

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“These children can lift their living standards in the village,” he said.

Onolevu District School committee president Solo­mone Colati said the as­sistance from the ministry was timely.

“No students and teach­ers sustained injuries dur­ing the cyclone,” Mr Colati said.

“I am really happy that the children have their bags and school stationery because this means one less worry for the parents.

“Most of the parents were worried about send­ing their children back to school.”

Edited by Mohammed  Zulfikar

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