Every child should have the opportunity to dream and aim high irrespective of where they are born.
Sadly, some children are deprived of educational opportunities. Access to resources such as books and technology that many of us consider to be vital to quality education is hard to come by in some classrooms.
As a consequence, some children may never realise their true potential in the digital age.
The Fiji project is about helping children achieve their goals and fulfil their dreams. It is about creating new opportunities. It is about developing a low-cost sustainable model for the acquisition and integration of print and digital resources in schools so that children get a chance to develop to their full potential. It is about skilling teachers to use the resources effectively and confidently in their classrooms. All in all – it is about knowledge sharing.
This project commenced in 2011 at Naidovi Primary School in Cuvu (about an hour drive from Nadi Airport). I was once a student here. It is hoped that it will be extended to other schools over time. This website will be updated with blogs of this journey. The following quote by Peter Senge sums up the essence of this project:
|“Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.”|