Fiji Time: 9:06 AM on Monday 30 May

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Students on exchange visit

Ivamere Nataro
Thursday, August 21, 2014

STUDENTS from secondary and primary schools in Fukuoka, Japan, were welcomed at the Suva Vocational Centre for their home-stay cultural exchange program yesterday.

Speaking at the welcoming ceremony, Bridge Club secretary Shabneez Shazmine said the program had been taking place for the past 26 years.

She said Fiji always participated by sending students to Fukuoka.

She said this was the first time students of the Asian Pacific Children's Convention (APCC) had come to Fiji to experience the culture and lifestyle of its people.

"These students are being looked after by various families who will give them activities, maybe visit the museum, the Hibiscus family or just stay home and interact with each other," Ms Shazmine said.

Principal education officer for primary schools Petero Suka said the program allowed for the sharing of culture with other people and for local students to learn and understand the Japanese culture.

Three teachers and 14 students from Fukuoka will spend a week in the country and will depart next Monday.








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 0.61880.5998
JPY 52.941849.9418
GBP 0.32410.3161
EUR 0.42560.4136
NZD 0.71310.6801
AUD 0.66260.6376
USD 0.47860.4616

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th May 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Man found dead
  2. TISI tussle
  3. Woman dies in road accident
  4. 'Decrease in debt'
  5. Hearing for chiefly dispute
  6. Beware of diseases, 100 days after Winston
  7. Public servants step up fight
  8. Lots for tenants
  9. Watch on for truants
  10. Fiji's sugar industry in dire need, meeting told

Top Stories this Week

  1. Tears of joy for Jerry's family Thursday (26 May)
  2. Son crushed to death, parents seek answers Tuesday (24 May)
  3. Ryan gutted Tuesday (24 May)
  4. Hayne, Ryan miss out Wednesday (25 May)
  5. Remains of missionary receives a proper burial 200 years later Friday (27 May)
  6. Families live in fear Friday (27 May)
  7. Prophecy of Nasautoka Come and drink of this life-giving water Sunday (29 May)
  8. Mother 'locks up' son to go clubbing Sunday (29 May)
  9. 7s fans disappointed Thursday (26 May)
  10. 13 for Rio Saturday (28 May)