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SEE aid benefits students

Luke Rawalai
Tuesday, July 08, 2014

THE Share, Engage and Educate (SEE) group continues to open windows of opportunities for students in schools around the country.

Working closely with the education officers and the Ministry of Education, the group has contributed learning tools such as laptops, desktop computers, robotic kits and even contributed towards refurbishment in a few schools.

Speaking during a recent project at the Somosomo District School on Taveuni, Queensland University of Technology lecturer and group head Dr Vinesh Chandra said they were so blessed to be part of the academic development and enlightenment of the country's future citizens.

Former Fiji resident Dr Chandra said SEE comprised students from the university who would often volunteer to help out in school projects around the country.

"We had begun the project in 2011 following a visit which opened my eyes and made me realise that more needs to be done to address education in Fiji," he said.

"SEE normally works with a grant that is awarded to the group by the Australian Government and this year it has enabled 11 officials from QUT to travel to Fiji and engage in classroom activities at Taveuni's Somosomo District School.

"The activities focused on the usage of ICT to deliver learning outcomes that are aligned with the Fijian curriculum and the students worked in cross faculty teams to deliver these activities."

Dr Chandra said second-hand resources such as laptops and digital cameras were used in the project.

"These resources will be handed over to the schools once the QUT team leaves. We will return at a later stage as we do with our project to see how successful our projects have been."

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