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Foundation Gets Thumbs Up From Tuitubou

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou has commended the Reach 4 Your Future Foun­dation for their educational philanthropy pro­grammes in Fiji. Mr Tuitubou acknowledged the foundation during the launch
31 Aug 2018 11:00
Foundation Gets Thumbs Up From Tuitubou
Wyndham Resort Accountant Keshni Krishna, Foundation founder Ganesh Sen, Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou and ambassdor Samu Kerevi during the launch at the Wyndham Resort Denarau Island on Wednesday night. Photo: WAISEA NASOKIA

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou has commended the Reach 4 Your Future Foun­dation for their educational philanthropy pro­grammes in Fiji.

Mr Tuitubou acknowledged the foundation during the launch of the 2018 Christmas Carols at the Wyndham Re­sort Denarau Island last Wednesday.

Commendation was given to the foundation’s educational philanthropy through Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), a programme that encourages young learners to be innovative and is already offered at Mt St Mary’s School in Nadi.

The foundation has actively worked on Koro in Lomaiviti and other parts of Fiji, and seeks to expand to Vanuaba­lavu, Lau, this year with its educational programmes and Christmas goodwill.

“We appreciate your initiative, the internship pro­gramme for work integrated learning programmes and research work to the island. On behalf of the Fiji Govern­ment we are in debt for the assistance you have provided so far. To all the sponsors we are so grateful for your effort and support to the people of Fiji especially those have been affected and traumatised, recovered very fast,” Mr Tuitu­bou said.

Foundation president Ganesh Sen said: “STEM is so im­portant because of its innovation, STEM generates curios­ity that leads to discovery and creation.

“Creativity in education will need complete support of our government, educators, parents, communities, the business sector, higher education institutes and profes­sionals.

“Creativity in education will enhance problem solving skills, which actually equates to Math and Science abili­ties.”

Its ambassador and Australian Wallaby centre ,Samu Kerevi, said: “I jumped on board the foundation because it is about giving and getting things done to assist those to reach the pinnacle of their dreams. I am using my plat­form to showcase this.”

Wyndham Resort Accountant Keshni Krishna said: “To­gether with our guests we raised about $6000 to assist in the project in Koro last year. Wyndham Resort is very ex­cited to be part of it and likewise our guests.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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