Correction officers welcomed at Nuku
24 April, 2012
CCO Baleiwai speaking to students of Nuku District School in Serua.
Children and teachers of Nuku District School welcomed Correction officers spreading the gospel of the Yellow Ribbon last week.
Nuku District is tucked away neatly, deep in the jungles of Serua and miles away from anywhere.
With a roll of a little over 90 students, it’s a far cry from the average school building that would normally be furnished with resources.
The concrete building is a little run down, needs new paint and the grass is uncut.
But the enthusiasm on the faces of the children spoke a language unseen – the children’s eagerness to learn and the tolerant expression on the faces of their four teachers was satisfying.
The school hardly gets any visits and when there is one, the atmosphere is evidently one filled with joy and excitement.
While addressing the children, Yellow Ribbon coordinator Chief Corrections officer Savenaca Baleiwai encouraged them to concentrate on their studies and work hard in order to become successful in life.
“Obey your parents, obey your teachers and obey your elders because in doing so, you will certainly go a long way.
“If you don’t you will get into trouble and when you get older and keep disobeying you can get into serious trouble and end up in prison,” CCO Baleiwai told the children.
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