Kaila

8th July

Grandma stretches income from selling candies to feed seven children

Sovaia Rarawa is a 68-year-old grandmother who takes care of five of her seven grandchildren who attend primary school. Yesterday she prepared fried noodles and rice for their lunch, bought from the little income she...

Eight remain at home as students attend classes

As parents and caregivers prepared their children for school yesterday, eight children of a household at Bilo Rd outside Lami remained at home because of the family’s financial situation. Mereoni Adimaisau said her husband was a fisherman but fish sales had also decreased. The 44-year-old said they had to take in five nieces and nephews...

7th July

675 schools yet to receive school grants

As many as 675 schools have yet to receive their Fiji Education Grant (FEG) allocation for this term, says Education Minister Rosy Akbar. She stressed there would be no exceptions — all schools would only get their grant when they submit the required documents. She said 10 secondary and 194 primary schools were on the...

6th July

‘Children not ready for school’

Our children are not ready to return to school because we have lost everything. These were the words from Wainikavula Settlement headman Rusiate Valeusa. He said the tornado-like windstorm which tore a trail of destruction through the rural community took everything they owned with it. “If you move around our village and ask the parents,...

5th July

Students trade bundles of fish in exchange for school bags, uniforms

As students around the country start preparing for school tomorrow, two children were trading bundles of fish on the Barter for Better Fiji Facebook page, in exchange for school bags and uniforms. The two are Manasa Koroivere, 2, and his first cousin Maika Togavuto, 5, of Waicoka Village in Tailevu. They are currently under the...

Family opens reading centre for village children

A reading centre focused on assisting children in Namuka Village, Nakelo was opened yesterday. The initiative by the Naiyaga family was birthed out of an idea adopted from a community in Canada to improve reading in children. Malakai Naiyaga said this inspired the Naiyaga family to convert their home into a reading centre for Year...

4th July

‘Reading Place’ to enhance English literacy for Namuka primary school students

A reading centre focused to assist Year One to Year eight students in the village of Namuka in Nakelo was opened today. This initiative was birthed out of an idea which worked in a community in Canada to improve the reading abilities of children. And this idea prompted the Naiyaga family to convert their home...

3rd July

Language skills program to benefit 24 children

Twenty-four children from Wakanisila in Nasinu are the pioneers of the English Access Microscholarship program launched yesterday by the United States ambassador to Fiji, Joseph Cella. The program was launched with a grant of $70,328 and will be managed by VisionFiji, a non-government organisation (NGO) focused on children’s welfare. Ambassador Cella said they were excited...

Schools apply COVID-19 rules

Schools around the country have organised themselves to comply with COVID-19 regulations as Year 12 and Year 13 resumed classes this week. According to a spokesperson from Lomary Secondary School, the school bought their own temperature gun, which cost around $350, to test the temperature of all students who resumed classes on Monday. “Yes, we...

2nd July

Wakanisila children pioneers in English language program

The United States ambassador to Fiji,  Joseph Cella this afternoon launched the English Access Microscholarship Program for 24 children residing in Wakanisila, Kalabu settlement who are pioneers of the program. The program will be managed by a local Non-Government Organisation, VisionFiji which focuses on children’s welfare and have received a grant for the program that...

1st July

Back to school

Prepare for class IT’S always good to prepare for class. That means read your text before the actual class. The greatest advantage for doing this is that: 1. You are familiar with the subject. 2. You know what to ask. You are not going to waste time by writing down stuff that is already there...

Noteworthy notes tip

Are your grades as good as you want it to be? Are your notes worth reviewing? Notes are phrases and abbreviations that we hurriedly jot down while trying to follow a lecture or class. Later, when we go back to review our notes, there are times when we can’t seem to understand or remember what...

Vunilagi member steps up to the plate

We are now in our third year of reading sessions and it hasn’t been without its challenges. There are many social and domestic issues that especially impact children from lower socio- economic backgrounds. COVID-19 has added a lot more pressures in these communities as many people lose their jobs and with it the ability to...

Poem: Back to school after COVID-19 break

After three months of lockdown, There is finally good news in the town, Schools are going to open soon, I’m as delighted as I’m on the moon, Life without teachers and friends was incomplete, Its been three months since we didn’t meet, In the excitement of meeting all of them, Whole day I’m jumping on...

BACK TO SCHOOL Test-taking tips

Do you sweat, chew your pencil, and feel butterflies in your stomach as your teacher hands out a test? A lot of people, adults included, get freaked out when it’s time to take a test. It’s natural to feel some stress about taking tests. In fact, sometimes a little adrenaline – a hormone made by...

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