Caption: Students from the Nadi Center for Special Education in a jovial mood with their teachers and the school head teacher before leaving for Suva.Photo: ASHTOSH SINGH.
By ASHTOSH SINGH
Eleven students from the Nadi Centre for Special Education will be taking part in tomorrow’s Fijiwood Dance competition at the Vodafone arena organized by the Kula Films in addition to the Tandra Kahani film festival on Saturday night.
With their theme ‘Refraction of the diverse cultures and people of Fiji’ these eleven students including three teachers will be staging a fusion of song and dance to project the message of multicultural society and peace amongst others in the community as a whole.
Out of the seven special schools in the Western Division three will be participating in the event, one of which is the Nadi Center for Special Education.
Head Teacher of the School, Mr Shiro Mani Felix said,” this will help the children to adjust with other cultures and learn that they are also part of our community”.
“It will build confidence in them and put in self esteem in their lives,” added Mr Shiro Mani.
Activities like this is organized for the special kids with disabilities as the ministry has directed stake holders to work under the inclusive education policy for children with special needs to take part in the community and not to be left out according to Mr Mani.
Mr Mani also thanked some of its donors who made the trip to Suva possible, rations donated by Shop and Save Supermarket and Footprint Nadi together with mattresses donated by RC Manubhai in Ba and Suva Special School for the accommodation.
Meanwhile, the Fijiwood Dance competition raises its curtains at the Vodafone Arena tomorrow at 7pm staging children with different disabilities working together to pass one message across while the winner of the competition will also feature for the curtain raiser on Saturday’s Tandra Kahani Film Festival for Secondary School also at the Vodafone Arena.