New computer lab for Faleula

By Aruna Lolani ,

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GREAT WORK: Minister  Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i, Reverend Tavita Pagaialii, Sala Siaosi Lutu and members of Faleula’s School committee.

GREAT WORK: Minister Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i, Reverend Tavita Pagaialii, Sala Siaosi Lutu and members of Faleula’s School committee.

Faleula Primary School opened the doors to a new computer lab and a bathroom facility yesterday.

This was made possible through the work of Faleula’s own Sala Siaosi Lutu and through generous funds from the company he works for; Sleepwell N.Z. Limited, Auckland.

The celebration followed a request from village of Faleula for Sala and the management of Sleepwell for a computer lab and bathroom facilities.

Principal Selau Maulolo Futi is not only thankful but she is extremely excited as this has been achieved in her last year as Principal at Faleula Primary School.

“The Sleepwell New Zealand Limited had funded everything while Sala Siaosi worked together with the men of the village on building everything that you have seen today,” Mrs. Futi said.

“I believe this whole project cost more than $20,000 and we are very grateful and blessed to have everything done well.”

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Afamasaga Rico Tupa’i, acknowledged the Sleepwell NZ Limited on behalf of the government.

He spoke about the importance of technological developments for the new generation.

Pupil, Vi Ese happily trying out the new computers at their new laboratory.
Pupil, Vi Ese happily trying out the new computers at their new laboratory.
Faleula’s principal Selau Maulolo Futi opens the facilities.
Faleula’s principal Selau Maulolo Futi opens the facilities.

“I would like to acknowledge Sala Siaosi Lutu and the Sleepwell New Zealand Limited,” said Afamasaga.

“The government may not have been involved in this initiative that we’re opening up today but this is what the government is prioritizing; to help in the improvement and developing everything for the betterment of our students.

“The usage of computers for communication and services of the internet, this is one of the issues that the government has prioritized.

“As we all know, the importance of the internet is for you to find out information that you need for school and it’s useful for teachers as well, if they wish to research more on topics and information that they want to teach you with.

“This is one of the technological developments that our government is looking at to improve and work on, not only for the betterment of our future but also to enhance the quality of our education system for our students and anyone for that matter.

He advised the students with words “You should be wise when it comes to good things and be foolish when it comes to bad things.

“I will still continue to cooperate with the Minister of Sports, Education and Culture as well as your Member of Parliament, in getting more computers to fill out your computer lab.”

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