Adi Nadroga fete targets $300k
The festival committee aims to raise $300,000 at the Adi Nadroga/Navosa Festival, which was held at the Nasigatoka Village.
The two-day fete, which closes today, is mainly for the provincial rates and the children’s education scheme. Organising committee secretary Rusiate Raidaveta said $175,000 would be allocated for the education scheme and other projects while $132,600 was already set for their annual provincial rates.
“This is to help students in the province who do not meet are not able to get scholarship because of less marks so they are encouraged in terms of bridging programmes to help them secure or finish their tertiary education,” Mr Raidaveta said. The annual event saw thousands converging at Nasigatoka village in Nadroga/Navosa province yesterday.
“This festival brings us together and is an event where we raise money to empower children to further education to tertiary level,” Mr Raidaveta said. “Some of our children who do not qualify for the tertiary loan scheme so we have to bridge them to qualify for tertiary level and part of it will go to Early Childhood education schools which are established in villages,” said Raidaveta. The Adi Nadroga festival has 22 districts; this includes Cuvu, Conua, Malolo, Namataku, Naqalimare, Nasigatoka, Noikoro, Tuva, Wai, Vatulele, Malomalo, Bemana, Komave, Koroinasau, Korolevu-iwai, Mavua, Nadrau, Nasikawa, Navatusila, Nokonoko, Raviravi and Waicoba.
The province opened its festival with a collection of $61,000 from the youth of Nadroga/Navosa. The Adi Nadroga organisers managed to collect $191,000 on Friday.
“For the 22 Nadroga/Navosa districts are divided into two category this includes 11 for bigger districts and they have been levied donate $10,000 and $5,000 11 for the smaller districts,” Mr Raidaveta said. The Adi Nadroga/Navosa festival started with a march from Sigatoka Town to Nasigatoka Village on Friday. Edited by Rusiate Mataika