Fijian Culture & Custom. -
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Bible for children
by Ifereimi Nadore
Fiji Times - Thursday, April 29, 2010
ALL Class One and two students of Rewa Province will be given a Bible to spiritually guide them in their daily program.
The new initiative is part of Rewa Provincial Coun-cil's effort to help parents raise their children.
Burebasaga paramount chief Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa, in opening the council meeting at Suvavou Village yesterday, said parents must ensure that they provided proper guidance to their children so that they could become better people in the future.
She said a total of 800 bibles were distributed to Class One and two students of Rewa Province early this month.
The bibles were sponsored by the students of Adi Cakobau School.
Ro Teimumu said the education of the child should start at home and parents should make an effort to guide their children to achieve their goals.
She said parents should teach their children about their roles in the vanua.
"Parents must clearly tell their children who they are and what role they should play for the vanua," said Ro Teimumu.
She also urged parents to provide healthy food for their children, saying that they must provide lots of fruits and vegetables to avoid unwanted diseases.