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Mother shops for children

Samuel Berenyi
Saturday, January 11, 2014

WITH only a week of the holidays left until school resumes, back to school shopping and preparation are in full swing.

Shoppers from all over Fiji have been flocking to Suva and other urban centres to snatch up bargains on last-minute supplies such as stationery, backpacks, notebooks and shoes for their schoolchildren of all ages.

Adi Motea Rokoia, a married 28-year-old dairy farmer and mother, like many other commuters, travelled the 54kilometres by bus from her home in Vuisiga Village in Naitasiri to Suva to collect school supplies for her children.

Mrs Rokoia has three children, two are school-aged and attend primary school in Class Four and Class Two.

With school books already arranged before the new year, Mrs Rokoia bought backpacks for her children at a good price yesterday.

She said all costs on back-to-school expenses have been fair and reasonable. Now she only has school uniforms left to organise and school shoes to buy.

Both children are very excited to return to school and Mrs Rokoia said they were counting down the days until they returned, ready for another year of school and learning.








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