PM Visits Bula Kindergarten
Kindergarten chairman Nacanieli Yalimaiwai said the visit by the Prime Minister was testimony to Fijians living in New Zealand on the importance of education placed by Government.
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama paid a visit to the Bula Centre Kindergarten in Auckland yesterday.
The kindergarten is the first and only pre-school facility in New Zealand that is run by the Fijian community and educates students in both curriculum and also culture, blending Fijian and Maori. Kindergarten chairman Nacanieli Yalimaiwai said the visit by the Prime Minister was testimony to Fijians living in New Zealand on the importance of education placed by Government.
“It is an important part of the development of Fiji and the visit here by the PM is further testimony of the commitment of the Prime Minister not only to Fijians, but also education as a whole,” Mr Yalimaiwai said.
“This is the first time a Fijian Prime Minister has visited the school since its opening four years ago and we hope that we will have more visits as such.”
Students wore traditional iTaukei attire and escorted the Prime Minister from the school gate to their hall before performing a meke for the Head of Government. Mr Bainimarama thanked the teachers for their efforts in helping their children maintain their culture and tradition in New Zealand. He thanked the students for their performance and urged them to be good citizens.