Kiribati Teachers Visit Fiji For One-Week Work Attachment

10 i-Kiribati part of Fiji-Japan regional teacher program

By Avinesh Gopal

SUVA, Fiji (Fiji Times, Nov. 11, 2016) – A group of headteachers from Kiribati had a memorable experience in Fiji.

While they had never thought of visiting Fiji, they were lucky to be chosen for a one-week work attachment.

The 10 headteachers were part of the Fiji-Japan regional program which is co-ordinated by the primary section of the Ministry of Education, Heritage and Arts, Library Services and National Archives.

After completing their attachments in primary schools, the group also had the opportunity to visit Parliament.

In a statement from Parliament Boatererei Tokamauea, a headteacher, said they were amazed with what they saw in Parliament.

"The Fiji Parliament is big compared with ours and it's well structured and informative," she said.

"We have learnt so many things about its history and present operations. Also, we were informed of who the members of Parliament are and their roles, among other important issues.

"We are just so happy to be here and we would love to bring our children one day.

"This is our first visit to Fiji and we have learnt so much already about this place in just a week."

Atiria Asiria, also a headteacher, said the tour of Parliament was a good learning opportunity and an eye-opener.

"Back in Kiribati, our Parliament is not that big, but to be here and witness the structure of the Fiji Parliament, that is one good learning experience," she said.

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