Charity organisation plans to build school
16 April, 2018, 12:00 am
YAADEIN Vision International has plans to build a primary school in Korovuto, Nadi.
While speaking at the charity organisation’s 18th annual conference in Momi Bay at the weekend, Yaadein Vision International and United Fiji member Bobby Mishra said the school would benefit a large number of people.
“We believe in education and empowering people through the gift of learning so we have been in talks to build a school in Korovuto for a number of years now,” he said. “We wanted to have a meeting with Fiji’s Education Minister and Attorney-General to discuss our plans for the school and what we plan to do.”
He said they had been assisting people in Fiji after natural disasters.
Yaadein Vision International members are former Fiji citizens now living overseas.
Participants at the meeting were from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, United States and Fiji.
The Attorney-General and Acting Prime Minister Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum welcomed the idea of building a new school.
He said their proposal to build a school in Korovuto was another way of giving back to their country of birth.
He said Yaadein Vision should send a proposal to Government so they could work together on the project.
“We welcome your ideas, enthusiasm and commitment to the country of your birth,” he said.
“The reality is that we have to continuously improve our education system.
“There is a need for us to change the curriculum in the Fijian education system and we are going through a process now. Many areas need improvement such as some of the syllabus which is old.
“Our goal is to ensure that all schools in Fiji, irrespective of their geographical location, have the same delivery of education assistance.
“I look forward to a detailed submission from you.”
Yaadein Vision Australia also presented $108,000 to their Fijian counterparts to fund the initial work for the project.