Fiji Time: 10:31 AM on Monday 26 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Resort helps out

Repeka Nasiko
Monday, April 14, 2014

LEAVING the comfort of home for five days a week, children as young as five years old attend a boarding school near Navilawa Village in Ba for the sake of their education.

The boarding school is about a four-hour walk from the village, forcing parents to enrol their children at the hostel.

Noticing their struggles, Radisson Blu Resort in Denarau, Nadi, volunteered to build an Early Childhood Learning Centre closer to the village to allow the children to commute to school from home.

Led by Radisson Blu Resort's general manager Gerard Knight's wife, Trish, the resort recently delivered construction material to Navilawa where work is expected to begin.

"We have organised delivery of all building material to be delivered to Navilawa Village for their new Early Learning Centre," she said.

"Through the Adopt a School program, we are funding the building supplies with the local community providing the labour to construct a brand new kindy for their little ones, who at present have to attend boarding school up to four hours walk away.

"This new centre means young children will be able to stay at home with their parents and still receive an invaluable early childhood education."

She said the resort had been engaged in several other projects under its Responsible Business Program.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64960.6306
JPY 50.552947.5529
GBP 0.37940.3714
EUR 0.43930.4273
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.65150.6265
USD 0.49550.4785

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. 'Stop this nonsense'
  2. Rawaca boosts program
  3. Nausori runway closed, flights cancelled
  4. Transit hub
  5. Ba fires warning shot, beats Suva
  6. Order paper
  7. Work on 10-acre plot to start soon
  8. FRA clarifies dispute
  9. Efforts in progress to salvage vessel
  10. Schools to receive new tents

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  7. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Under-20 named Tuesday (20 Sep)
  9. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)