BAD road conditions will soon be a thing of the past for students of Qawa Primary School in Labasa.
Yesterday, the Parents, Teachers and Friends Association (PTFA) organised a bazaar to raise $8000 to upgrade four feeder roads that lead to the school premises.
Association president Viliame Mira said the project was necessary because the roads were in a bad condition.
"Most of the students usually miss school during rainy weather because they find it difficult to walk on the bad roads," Mr Mira said.
"This sometimes affected the school roll and teachers get to teach only a few students.
"The association has completed projects such as beautification, benches and a borehole for the school and we are doing this for the benefit of our children."
Association adviser and school headteacher Lawrence Nikotemo said the association was actively involved in the operation of the school.
"The association was just formed last year and we are very appreciative of its initiatives because it has greatly benefited the school," Mr Nikotemo said.
"More projects have been planned in future for the school and we will work together to make it happen."