It is very important for young people to adopt eagerness in order to abide by the values one is taught at home
These were the words of Assistant Minister for Youth and Sports Alipate Nagata during the Early Childhood Week and International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day at Waiqanake District School.
“This week we commemorate our fight against drugs that are illegal and have drastic effect on your community and Nation,” he said.
Nagata said that the fight against drugs begins at home. He also emphasized the role of teachers in ensuring that these values are strengthened.
“Early childhood education is an important phase of your education as it prepares you for the transition to elementary school and later in life.”
He said it carries an important role in the children’s emotional, social and physical development and has a direct effect on their overall progress and on the adult they will become.
The themes for both programs were ‘Holistic and Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Education – Last a Life Time’ and ‘Healthy Child, Protective Family, Safer School, Better Fiji’.