FIFTEEN students in Nagado, Nadi are contemplating their future with only days left before the commencement of another school year.
Their houses were destroyed by Tropical Cyclone Evan and their parents are struggling to replace the ruined stationery.
In an interview with this newspaper, Vaturu District School's Class Six student Karalaini Liku said she was uncertain of attending school next week.
She said her father did not have enough money to support her and her Form Six sibling as he was just a casual worker with the Water Authority of Fiji at the Vaturu Dam.
"All my books and uniforms were destroyed since our home was badly damaged by the cyclone," said Liku.
"My dad is only a casual worker and he doesn't have enough money to buy all my school stationery.
"I am worried that I may miss the commencement of the school term," she said.
Her father Timoci Naika said one of his priorities was to rebuild their family home.
"I am concerned about my children's education and at the same time there is a need to provide shelter for my family," he said.
"Whatever money I received I have used on buying some building materials since our house was badly damaged by the cyclone.
"We are really struggling as a family to make ends meet knowing it will take time to fully recover from the loss," he said.
Another villager Isaia Ravaele, 59, said he was worried about where to get stationery for his granddaughter.
"Our house was demolished by the cyclone and we hardly saved anything," he said. "Luckily we have relatives assisting in meeting our daily needs.
"My granddaughter was supposed to start high school next week and I am worried she might miss the first few days because we have no money to purchase her stationery," he said.