I have been very saddened to note that some of our rural school students around the Fiji Islands are still being neglected proper means of transportation to their individual schools & back. Most if not all are still using the means of transportation that our forefathers used, hoofing it, walking or paidar, or otherwise on horseback.
Some of these students walk for two hours to reach their respectiive schools. Wet from sweat & tired for the long walk most of these students doze off to sleep because of very early morning walks.
I am very concerned and am doing a survey with the Vanua Committee together with the District Officer's assistance to be able to put a figure on the number of parents & students who are using these means of transportation in the District of Vuna in Taveuni Island in the Fiji Islands.
I have been offered a very generous offer by a bus owner for two busses for F$35K.
Until I get all these documentations in order, than only would I be in a better position to seek funding for the busses on offer.
But, at the same time I would like to hear from those with the same sentiments how they would be of any assistance to these idea.
May God Bless Fiji & it's future generations.