Koro High School students to attend summit in Japan

Koro High School students that will be travelling to Japan. Picture: SUPPLIED

A TOTAL of 487 participants from around world will attend the High School Students Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day 2018 in Wakayama, Japan.

And part of these participants  will be students from Koro High School and will be joined by Motufoua Secondary School from Tuvalu to participate in this Summit.

With a theme of “To protect people’s lives from disasters, let’s learn together the spirit of Hamaguchi Goryo in Wakayama, at the birthplace of the story of “Inamura-no-Hi”  this will be the third Summit hosted by Japan since the establishment of the World Tsunami Awareness Day in December 2015.

The Permanent Secretary for Education Alison Burchell highlighted that the selection of Koro High School to represent Fiji in this summit is important, given their experience on the devastation caused by TC Winston including the tidal waves that struck parts of Koro Island

“I hope that you will share your experiences and at the same time learn from the experiences of other students from different countries”, Ms Burchell said.

Japan’s Ambassador Masahiro Omura hosted a send-off reception for students from the two schools earlier this week.

Ambassador Omura hopes that the Summit will provide the students the opportunity to acquire knowledge on disaster reduction and understand the threat of earthquakes and tsunamis.

The High School Students Summit on World Tsunami Awareness Day will be held on Wednesday October 31 and Thursday November 1.

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