Monday, January 18, 2010

Malomalo elder appreciates school upgrade - 17/1/2010

Malomalo elder Ratu Samuela Naulago is happy with the work that has been done by a team from the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort and Spa.

As a young boy, Mr Naulago also attended Malomalo Primary School and yesterday expressed his gratitude to them for taking care of his children’s education.

“I think what they are doing is really good. I thank them for not only saying that they will help but actually coming out and improving the condition of the school,” said Ratu Samuela.

All Mr Naulago’s sons also attended the school and now his grandchildren are also schooling there too.

“Before the school was located in Sanasana and I had to walk for about three miles to go to school but now the school is closer to our village,” he said.

Ratu Samuela who throughout this interview communicated in fluent Hindi said in Malomalo village, the Indians and Fijians live together in harmony. He also stated that for the first time in the history of the village, there would be electricity.

Malomalo villages, as well as nearby residents have raised $21, 000 and have paid the Fiji Electricity Authority in order to have power.

“We do not have electricity and running water and rely on water from a well that I dug myself years ago.”

Ratu Samuela, 76, said that for years now the village has relied solely on the sea for their income.

He added that there is only one small shop in Malomalo village and people have to go all the way to town to buy items that are not sold there.

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