Students venture into farming to provide for their families during this crisis

Students venture into farming to provide for their families during this crisis

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Thursday 12/08/2021
[Photo: Ministry of Agriculture]

Three school students have been using their spare time during the COVID-19 pandemic working on their farms as they have seen the benefits it would bring.

Ratu Latianara College student Maciu Ratavatava says farming is important as it provides food on the table for his family and also puts money in their pockets.

He is urging other students to venture into farming during their spare time as there is no school at the moment and it can help their families during these trying times.

Another student, Meli Taginavolau Rauto who is a Year 4 student of Ratu Latianara Primary School says he enjoys accompanying the group to their respective farms and to learn from them.

He says he has already planted 500 cassava plants and this will benefit his family.

Nasikawa Vision College Year 12 student, Anare Nagasu Ratuloaloa says it is more important to venture into farming to sustain the families needs and wants during this crisis.

He says he learned a lot from his father who is also a farmer and now the Year 12 student has planted more than 50 dalo, about 100 cassava plants and a few yaqona plants.

The three students have been utilising their time well because when they are not completing worksheets at home, the three are seen working tirelessly on their respective farms, sweating it out while endeavouring to help their families with food security.

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