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Focus on safety

Luke Rawalai
Friday, January 18, 2013

A WEEK away from the start of another school year, preschool teachers in Labasa are upgrading their knowledge to better handle those in their care.

The Save the Children Fiji organised week-long workshop focused on the guidelines of safe and healthy teaching environments, healthy nutrition for pre-scholars and building quality curriculum for quality Early Childhood Education (ECE).

Save the Children Fiji Labasa branch district co-ordinator north, Samuela Tabakau said the workshop was also aimed at mentally psyching up the teachers before the new school term next week.

"Altogether, we have 29 teachers from the 16 preschools that we are funding at the moment," said Mr Tabakau.

"They teach in remote communities and we are trying our best to equip them to implement the things they learn here when they return to their various kindergartens," he said.

"Save the Children Fiji is more health and safety oriented now and at the same time, these guidelines are in line with the government- funded Mataniciva program for ECE," he added.

"This is also a good way of instilling in pre-scholars awareness on healthy living in safe environments at a stage in life which is often viewed as the foundation of every child's education," he said.


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