The children of the Buca Bay area do not have a viable school for grades 11 through 13 in the immediate area. Transportation costs and school fees prohibit most of the students to continue their enducation past the 10th grade.
When families can afford to send their children away to continue their
education it is stressful on the family in a variety of ways. MNC would
like to offer secondary education locally to keep families together
with a high standard of excellence right in their backyard.
The school will be free.
The Natuvu Creek School: A modern
secondary school characterized by excellence in academics.
The nearby Votuvonu school offers through 10th grade amd our schooll will fill the gap. With a commitment to outstanding academics and moral values, we will train the educators, entrepreneurs, professionals, and leaders of the future.
Natuvu Creek School will encourage parents to participate directly
in their children's academics, extra-curricular activities, programs
aimed at strengthening families and promoting healthful living and spiritual
Fiji Kinde Project: The foundation
for excellence in education is already in place through the Fiji Kinde
(pronounced "Kindy") Project which was implemented to meet
the developmental and educational needs of preschoolers and kindergarteners
Ann Cooper first visited Fiji in 2005 with her husband and felt called to serve in some way. In 2007, she returned to the Mission at Natuvu Creek and recognized a tremendous need for early childhood education in the villages she visited.
Ann's idea was to train a point person, typically a willing mom who recognized the need for early education, to be the kindergarten teacher for her town.
The Fiji Kinde Project brings in volunteer educators to hold week-long hands-on training programs of preschool instruction in which children come from 9am to noon and the teachers-in-training observe and participate in the teaching.
Outside the classroom, the trainees are taught essential skills including classroom management, discipline, music and movement, and creative planning.
Upon completion, the new teachers receive a resource kit designed to supply a classroom of 25 students for approximately one year and a certificate signed by Ann and the Minister of Education. Ann has worked closely with the Ministry of Education, which has endorsed the program and provided transportation for the trainings.
Now a registered non-profit, Fiji Kinde Project has "planted" 24 kindergartens. 18 were visited in September 2009 and found to be thriving.
Volunteer Opportunities for The Natuvu School:
Help develop new and innovative fundraising programs
Development of school programs such as sports, debate, drama, environmental clubs, political clubs, etc.
How to get involved:
To serve at the school, donate supplies or have general questions please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (949) 376-5528.