Kiddie Garden Learning Centre based at Ellerslie is marking Fiji’s 50th independence anniversary by celebrating Language week from Monday. It is a multiracial centre that marks cultural events.
Centre Manager Reshmi Kumar informed Apna News that she has been working at the centre from February this year and she believes that these cultural events creates cultural awareness amongst children of different cultural backgrounds.
Kumar, stated that this makes people know why Fiji is such an amazing place to visit. “This week we are celebrating Fijian Language week as 50th anniversary of Independence of our beloved country Fiji.”’
This week’s event includes :
- Display of artifacts from Fiji
- Dress-up displays
- Introduction of Tanoa & Bilo
- Lovo making process
- Fiji flag display
- Fijian songs and singing of National anthem
Centre Educator Sohini Sharma told Apna News that the centre consists of Chinese, Indian, Australian, American, Samoan and students from Vanuatu.
Sharma says , teaching kids to husk coconut, use Sasa brooms and weaving is a great experience. Educators have been sharing stories of tagimoucia flower,Fijian culture and dance with students as well.
The event will continue tomorrow and Friday as well with Fiji fruits display for morning tea and coconut scrapping activities as well.
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