PM’s do­na­tion helps Gau Sec­ondary stu­dents

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Prime Min­is­ter Voreqe Bain­i­marama has do­nated 2x40 horse power Yamaha out­board en­gines to the Gau Sec­ondary School. School prin­ci­pal Mo­ham­mad Feroz said the two out­board en­gines would be used for the school’s 22-feet alu­minium boat. He said the school had the boat, but be­cause of the poor con­di­tion of the en­gines it was not safe to use. “This ges­ture by the Prime Min­is­ter has brought smiles to hun­dreds of stu­dents, par­ents and the teach­ers as they are now able to come to school and go for week­end out us­ing this mode,” Mr Feroz said.

Speak­ing about the stu­dents, he said: “They come in to school from as far as Lamiti and Malawai and these two vil­lages are on the other side of the is­land.” Mr Feroz said they were al­ready drop­ping stu­dents and pick­ing them up from their homes after their week­end out. The do­na­tion, he said, had re­duced the trav­el­ling time for stu­dents and now they could de­vote more time to re­vi­sion and study­ing.

Be­fore, he said when stu­dents trav­elled long dis­tances they got tired and had to re­tire early to bed. He said the stu­dents were al­ready us­ing this fa­cil­ity and they were re­ally happy to have them. Ac­cord­ing to Mr Feroz, the Prime Min­is­ter had promised them of the do­na­tion and they were happy that he had ful­filled his prom­ise. He thanked the Mr Bain­i­marama for help­ing to bring qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to the doorstep to ev­ery or­di­nary Fi­jian es­pe­cially to a re­mote school like Gau Sec­ondary School. Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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