THE people of Cakaunitabua packed the Nabouwalu ground yesterday to raise funds for their children's education at the Asco Motors Bula Re Bua showcase.
The annual event is also aimed at bringing the people of Bua together to strengthen their cultural identity and traditions.
Showcase committee chairman Josefa Ravolaca said they chose the theme 'laholaho de o nuidana' (lest ye forget) because they wanted their children to study hard for good jobs, and remember their cultural identity.
"We want to assist the Bua Provincial Council with a scholarship scheme for our tertiary children and that's why we are organising the event again this year," Mr Ravolaca said.
"With developments taking place in our province, it's only proper for our children to be well-educated.
"We also want them to preserve our traditions and not be swayed by changes that development has brought."
Mr Ravolaca said many students in the province dropped out of school because of financial constraints, thus such a scheme was necessary to help parents.
"At least, the scheme will help parents in terms of supporting their children's education and we hope this will also assist primary and secondary school students," he said.
Asco Motors national marketing manager Elenoa Korovulavula said 13 companies had shown interest in being part of the two-day event.
"The companies will also be contributing to the proposed scheme," she said.
"Some new companies have decided to be part of the show this year and we are glad they're supporting us."