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USP Lautoka Partners with Early Childhood Week Celebrations

(fourth from left) USP Pacific TAFE’s Early Childhood Education Facilitator at the Lautoka Campus Babra Prakash leading the march with her students

The USP Lautoka Campus together with its Pacific Technical and Further Education (TAFE) partnered with the Early Childhood Education Association Lautoka Branch to officially launch a grand early childhood week celebration in Lautoka on Monday July 23.

The launching of the weeklong event saw participation of around 1,100 students and more than a thousand parents at Lautoka’s Shirley Park.
USP Pacific TAFE’s Early Childhood Education Facilitator at the Lautoka Campus Babra Prakash stressed that with this year’s theme being “Early Childhood Education and care is Everyone’s Responsibility” the regions premier tertiary education provider came on board to further boost the morale of pre-school education in the country.

Ms Prakash informed that USP Pacific TAFE provided healthy food packs to all the students who participated in the launch program.
President of the Early Childhood Education Association Lautoka Branch Moreen Khan thanked USP Pacific TAFE for providing all the students with the refreshments and leading the march to signify the ever growing importance of early childhood education in Fiji.

Ms Khan revealed that compared to previous years the turnout of schools this year was much higher. She informed that a total of 55 schools from the Lautoka education district and four schools from Nadi were part of the event.

Chief Guest at the official launch Divisional Health Inspector Western Rakesh Kumar emphasized that the theme for this year’s celebration “Early childhood children is everyone responsibility” was very fitting as our early intervention from this very tender age allows children to be exposed to an early learning environment which provides them the opportunity to discover the joy and also acquiring the real thirst of knowledge.

"Children from an early age are open to a lot of things when they are exposed to their surroundings so having the right environment and intervention is critical and more importantly conducive to learning".

"The Fiji Constitution guarantees the right of every child to early childhood, primary, secondary and further education. A number of bold initiatives and policies have also been introduced in the country to improve the provision of quality education".

“One of those bold initiatives encompasses the early childhood education where it is continuously being improved as these foundational years play a vital role in shaping socio, emotional and learning outcomes for the future,” Kumar highlighted.

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