78 Kindergartens established under the Fiji Kinde Project

May 1, 2009 · 0 comments

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View article at the Fiji Daily Post

SIX more new kindergartens will be established shortly in the Buca Bay area, Vanua Levu, thanks to the initiative of Ann Cooper, a former kindergarten teacher from California USA.

This will increase to 33 the number of kindergartens Ms Cooper established under ‘The Fiji Kinde Project’ – a faith-based programme she founded in 2007.

Ms Cooper, along with six helpers from the US,  just returned from conducting a one-week training workshop for new kindergarten teachers from villages of Nukubalavu, Volivoli, Vanuavou, Nasinu, Kasavu, Vacilevu & Saqani in Buca Bay.

After the workshop the teachers will be given school supplies brought in from the US by Ms Cooper, to get the new kindergartens started.

“I’m really happy with the progress of The Fiji Kinde Project which brings me to Fiji twice every year to conduct workshops and launch new kindergartens,” says Ms Cooper.

“The response we got during the workshop we had in September last year was so encouraging that we decided to have another workshop in May this year.

“I’ve also been encouraged by the support we’ve received from the Ministry of Education and Air Pacific to keep the project going for the benefit of hundreds of children in
Buca Bay,” says Ms Cooper.

She greatly appreciates the emphasis Fiji Government is putting on education and sees her project as contributing to improving education in Fiji.

“I believe learning at a young age is foundational for children to fully develop to their full potential,” Ms Cooper said.

Ms Cooper is bringing in 10 cartons of school supplies donated by friends & churches in Houston & Dallas Texas and Southern California, and shipped to Fiji, courtesy of Air Pacific.

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