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Toppers Brave Weather

Three students of Vakacereivalu Primary School of Nasikawa, Navosa spent a day-and-a-half trekking with excitement to receive their 2018 Incentive awards. Despite, flash flooding that day from heavy rain on
26 Jan 2019 10:00
Toppers Brave  Weather
Front third from left: Lewasau Ulamila, 14, Vasemaca Rairuku, 13, Tanaituicake Emoni,12, Reapi Jessica, 11 with parents, teachers and Lodge of Fiji representatives.

Three students of Vakacereivalu Primary School of Nasikawa, Navosa spent a day-and-a-half trekking with excitement to receive their 2018 Incentive awards.

Despite, flash flooding that day from heavy rain on Thursday it had taken the trio a day and a half to reach Sigatoka.

The students had to wait to cross flooded bridges, and walkover gullies, as the foot bridges were down, and also slept in a remote school overnight before being picked up by Education Department transport to get them to Sigatoka, tired but full of good spirits and enthusiasm.

Reapi Jessica,11, Tanaituicake Emoni,12, and Vasemaca Rairuku, 13 received $100 each for topping their class on January 18.

Andrew Naiguilevu, member of the Lodge of Fiji commended the students on their excellent results, dedication and fortitude in braving the rain, flash flooding and their long walk to get to the presentation.

He said Lodge Fiji had committed to continuing this program for the next five years and would see if this help could be extended to other schools.

Similar awards donated by the Lodge of Fiji that were also to be presented to four students from the Vatutoko Bainimarama Primary School at Nubuyanitu, Navosa could not be made because weather conditions were difficult for the students to make the journey to Sigatoka. These awards will be presented when weather conditions improve.

The 2018 Incentive awards were donated by an Australian couple Mr and Mrs Geoffrey Ferguson under the Lodge of Fiji programme.

A sum of $200 was also given to the school Dux Lewasau Ulamila together with a Ferguson shield.

The Head Teacher of Vakacereivalu Primary School Isimeli Druavesi said prior to the incentive programme the school had a zero final exam pass rate. Last year the passing rate had increased to 58 per cent which proved programme’s effectiveness, he said.

Edited by Susana Tuilau

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