Parliament visit ignites interest

THE Parliament outreach program in the North has ignited the interest in students at the Vatuvonu Seventh-Day Adventist College to follow in the footsteps of present members of Parliament.

The program, conducted in schools and communities in the division last week, has been an eye-opener to them.

Vatuvonu SDA College Year 12 student Lynda Willie Fasau is thankful that her school was one of the two schools in Buca Bay to be considered by the Parliament’s civic education and media team for their outreach program.

“After hearing the presentations, I want to become the first member of Parliament from my island of Kioa,” she said.

“I believe that all the teachers and students have been enlightened after the presentations today.

“I will try and work hard to represent the women and people of Kioa.”

Year 11 student Varanisese Gauna of Buca Village said she wanted to follow in the footsteps of her uncle and member of Parliament Niko Nawaikula.

“I know that the students of Vatuvonu have learnt a lot about Parliament,” she said.

“As for me, I have made up my mind that I want to become a member of Parliament in future, not only to be a member but to be the Speaker like Dr Jiko Luveni.”

The two young women were among the 199 students of Vatuvonu SDA College who listened to the presentations by the visiting team and had a chance to see the displays in the church hall.