School for toddlers

Students of Raiwaqa Pre-school with tourists at Raiwaqa, Navua. Picture: SOPHIE RALULU

LOCATED in the heart of Raiwaqa Village, about a 20-minute boat ride from Navua Town, is a tiny building that houses a preschool for about 10 toddlers.
The school is equipped with the technological equipment, including a television, to help the children learn their letters and numbers. Raiwaqa is the home of the Danford family.
The school is recipient to part of the tourism funding that comes under Danford family’s tourism operated company Discover Fiji Tour.
The toddlers are mostly children of the staff and the Danford family.
Whenever tourists arrive to tour the Danford home at Raiwaqa, they are taken to the school where the children perform nursery ryhmes and sing-alongs.
The children are quite adept at interacting with the visitors and it seems the everyday exposure has made them quite confident in speaking in front of a crowd. The youngest member of the pre-school is an eight-month-old baby who is the eighth generation of the Danford family.

More Stories