Fiji Time: 10:21 AM on Thursday 26 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Focus on child care

Repeka Nasiko
Sunday, February 16, 2014

EARLY childhood development was a key area of focus for volunteers who helped out at Dratabu Village in Nadi.

Visiting the village on Friday, the group of volunteers from Projects Abroad Fiji helped renovate a playhouse for the village's toddlers.

Built by the Dratabu Women's Club, the playhouse will be used to cater for children under five who will be exposed to fun educational activities.

The clubhouse is also used by the women to sell their handmade craft.

Project co-ordinator Mere Gaunavou said the project was a first of its kind for the village.

"It is important to invest and develop children at an early age," she said.

"In the community, these age groups tend to be neglected as we are more focused on kindergarten age groups four years and above.

"We support the Dratabu Women's Group to work with the community in educating child development and help them to invest in children at an early age."

Dratabu Women's Club leader Timaima Taliga said the group appreciated the help from Projects Abroad Fiji.

"We thank the organisation for doing a great job in painting the playhouse for the children.

"The effort is worth praising surely and our sincere gratitude to Projects Abroad Fiji."

Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.62630.6073
JPY 58.360055.3600
GBP 0.31090.3029
EUR 0.44330.4313
NZD 0.72260.6896
AUD 0.65270.6277
USD 0.47310.4561



Exchange Rate updated on 26th November 2015

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Torture suspects known to police
  2. Sex assault claim
  3. 'Stay clear', mariners told
  4. Minister's plea for help
  5. No restriction to harbour entry
  6. The voice of the islands in Paris
  7. Ryder's 7 for Bua tournament
  8. Founders honoured
  9. Corruption awareness
  10. Fiji teams presents i tatau

Top Stories this Week

  1. Left for dead Wednesday (25 Nov)
  2. Exit 'reason' Friday (20 Nov)
  3. MV Suilven sinks Wednesday (25 Nov)
  4. Village headman arrested Friday (20 Nov)
  5. 8 years for raping man Tuesday (24 Nov)
  6. MV Suilven sinks in Suva Harbour Tuesday (24 Nov)
  7. Minister defends PM's trip Friday (20 Nov)
  8. Friend indeed Monday (23 Nov)
  9. Sevens hurdle Tuesday (24 Nov)
  10. 'Racial slur' Sunday (22 Nov)