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Shekhar: Collective effort

Sherita Sharma
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

IT is the collective effort of teachers and parents that contributes towards the development of education, says Save the Children Fiji chief executive Chandra Shekhar.

Speaking at the Vijay Kindergarten graduation ceremony in Caubati last week, Mr Shekhar said the event would not have been a success without the support of the parents for the teachers, school and the children.

"I give credit to the teachers who have done an excellent job and have reached this great day — a day that is going to be remembered by many of us," he said.

Mr Shekhar said kindergarten education was about strengthening the foundation at the lowest level by providing facilities for children to develop.

"To get any building structure to stand, it is not about what we see above the ground but what we see below the ground," he said.

Mr Shekhar likened education to a three-legged stool.

"One leg of the stool of education is the teachers themselves, they have got to be trained and dedicated to ensure they provide the best education to the children.

"The other leg is the child who has to be motivated to start with education.

"The final leg without which the stool will not stand are the parents who make everything possible."

Sixteen children graduated from the Early Childhood Centre of the SC Fiji-facilitated kindergarten.