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Education the key for islanders

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

EDUCATION is Kiribati's strategy to address the pressing issue of climate change on the island to ensure its people migrate with dignity when the time comes.

Kiribati's High Commissioner to Fiji Rete Ta Rimon said their government was considering the relocation of its people as the last option.

Ms Rimon said the Kiribati Government was investing in its people's education to help address climate change.

She added that the Kiribati Government had invested a lot of money for the education of its people so that they could become productive and employable.

"The Kiribati Government wants to upskill its people in preparation for the worst case scenario," she said.

"A lot of people back home would like to do as much as they can to address the issue of climate change on Kiribati but relocation is the last option," she said.

"Government's effort in upgrading its people's education is to ensure that they migrate with dignity when the time comes."

Ms Rimon said the Kiribati Government did not want its people to be treated like refugees or secondclass citizens.

"The government wants the people of Kiribati to migrate at their own free will based on the qualifications they have to find jobs anywhere they wish to go to.

"Also at the same time they live worthy lives from the skills they have acquired themselves."








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