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Kocoma Village School receives boat and engine

Every child in Fiji no matter where they are originally from must have access to quality education. Minister for Education Dr. Mahendra Reddy highlighted this while officiating at the handing over of boat and engine worth $19,000 to staff of Kocoma Village School, Taveuni. REDDY: “The education dream that we have in the Ministry of Education, […]

Salote Qalubau

July 17, 2016 8:16 am

Every child in Fiji no matter where they are originally from must have access to quality education.

Minister for Education,Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy (Left) hands over the boat and engine to Kocoma Village School staff yesterday. (Allison Penjueli/Newswire)
Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Mahendra Reddy hands over the boat and engine to Kocoma Village School staff. (Allison Penjueli/Newswire)

Minister for Education Dr. Mahendra Reddy highlighted this while officiating at the handing over of boat and engine worth $19,000 to staff of Kocoma Village School, Taveuni.

REDDY: “The education dream that we have in the Ministry of Education, Heritage and arts is about ensuring that every child in Fiji no matter where they are originally from, whether they are from the Rewa delta, Yasawa,  Kadavu or Qamea in this case. This boat that we are donating here will provide a journey towards prosperity.”

Minister Reddy added that children would no longer face limitations to educational opportunities due to the policies and initiatives set in place by his ministry.

REDDY: “This boat will provide a medium to enable you to participate in the journey towards prosperity. This is there to assist you in your school work for primary school but we are here to take your children with us to get them to attend secondary and university.”

Meanwhile minister Reddy revealed that an additional nine boats would be supplied to other maritime areas.

REDDY: “Government will provide nine more boats to schools in maritime areas that have requested for them with 45 more requests to be fulfilled in the new financial year.”

Kocoma Village School has a roll of 87 students.

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