Cuvu College reunion event coordinator Kulsum Nisha, left, with other stakeholders during her recent visit from Sydney, Australia to finalise the first ever reunion which will be held at the college grounds from July 4-5. Photo: SUPPLIED
The populous suburb of Cuvuin Sigatoka will be a hive of activity as the first ever reunion for the iconic Cuvu College is all set to kick-off this weekend in a carnival type of atmosphere.
The two-day event which will be held at the college grounds from July 4 ? 5 will be attracting hundreds of current and former students and teachers who are based in Fiji and abroad.
?The purpose of this reunion is to provide an opportunity for the ex and present students and teachers of Cuvu College to renew those extraordinary and special relationships that we developed so long ago,? event coordinator Kulsum Nisha said.
Nisha who is based in Sydney, Australia finished her seventh form education at Cuvu College in 1992. She said close to four-hundred former students and teachers now living overseas will be part of the historic celebrations.
?The event is held at the college grounds so that the local community could be involved. The college is like a family and we think that the carnival will get the community together giving us all the opportunity to mingle. We want to give back something to our community that has given us so much more,? Ms Nisha added.
?This event aims to encourage students (us) to spread what we have learnt at our school around the world, the excellence, honesty, friendship, equality and wisdom.
?No matter where we are and what we do, our college life encourages us to live our life with purpose and to take responsibility for our community positively.
?The idea behind this reunion is that the students (ex or present) are responsible for organising the event in their school. This reunion will help foster a sense of community and have positively increased the schools? profile in the community. We are enthusiastic and want to bring a positive and affirming message to our fellow students, staff and the community,? Ms Nisha said.
She said this reunion will provide an excellent opportunity for all those connected to the college to travel down the memory lane and to renew friendships.
?We have joined forces with the local community to endeavour our vision of hosting our first ever reunion on our college grounds. Anyone connected with Cuvu in anyway is invited to be part of two-day fun-filled event. There will be no gate-takings and no fundraising activities so it is supposed to be purely a social event,? Ms Nisha added.
She said the theme of the event is, ?Renewal of friendship and fun time.?
?The reunion will feature two-days of carnival events starting at 8am on Saturday, July 4 with a float procession. There will be food stalls, ferries-wheel, jumping castle, sports matches (soccer, netball, volleyball), and fashion parade, along with traditional Indian and Fijian dances, DJ?s and open dance floor with live open air musical band on Sunday, July 5. There will be free face painting and giveaways for kids.
?The presence of Mark Proudfoot(close friend) who owns and operates a five-star restaurant in Sydney together with his sous chef Tim Stiff who will be serving mouth-watering dishes using local ingredients is all set to add more flavour to the entire event,? Ms Nisha concluded.