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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.





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