Students traveling on cultural exchange program have been reminded to learn as much as they can and to bring back what they learn from the various countries that they travel to.
This was said by the Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Rosy Akbar during the annual summary meeting for the 2018 Cultural Exchange Programs for Fiji and China and the opening of the Chinese Painting Exhibition today at the Chinese Cultural Centre in Suva.
Akbar says such cultural exchange programs not only builds relationships with the host countries, it also teaches those traveling for the program the importance of culture and heritage.
“Such programs allows us to reflect and appreciate the fact that we all have rich cultures and as part of the education sector, I strongly believe that in Fiji we really need to step up our efforts to ensure we capture our very strong culture.”
Akbar also highlights that those chosen for such programs, should ensure that they appreciate what they learn and to return with vast knowledge which they can share with their societies.
Started in 2016, the Fiji-China cultural exchange program is held every year.