Colouring Skills Win Books For Students

A son’s colouring skills has brought some relief to his mother who has been working tirelessly to prepare him for school tomorrow.

By Losirene Lacanivalu, Fiji Sun – 14 January 2018

Star Printery Ltd. General Manger Amendra Singh (left) with Fiji Sun Marketing Manager Rajiv Raj (right) at the Fiji Sun Office in Suva with Some of the winners from the Back to School Colouring Competition on January 13, 2018. Photo: Losirene Lacanivalu

A son’s colouring skills has brought some relief to his mother who has been working tirelessly to prepare him for school tomorrow.

Tevita Tonotonomata is one of 15 students who won a set of ‘Educare’ exercise books yesterday – compliments of the Fiji Sun and Star Printery Limited. Only five winners have, so far, visited the Fiji Sun to collect their prizes.

The colouring competition was organised by the Fiji Sun and Star Printery Limited.

Tevita, 15, a year 11 student at Tailevu North College said he was excited about visiting the Fiji Sun office at Gorrie St, Suva, to receive his award.

His mother, Amelia Tinai, said they live in Lodoni Village, Tailevu, and the award came at a time when they were in need of buying his school books.

“We received a call from Fiji Sun yesterday and we were happy to come and receive his award. He was just colouring one day and we thought to send it,” she said.

“We didn’t know he would get awarded, we thank the Fiji Sun and its partner for this competition that helps us parents in time for school.”

Nitesh Jain, 37, from India said they have been in Fiji for the past five months and was amazed and happy to see that such competitions were created for children during the school holidays.

“We are new in Fiji and happy to see that this type of activity creates good competition for the children, where they are encouraged to be creative and colour the picture provided,” Mr Jain said.

His 12-year-old son, Dhruv, now attending Year 8 at Nehru Primary used to be part of such competitions back in India and they were happy to see him continue this in Fiji.

Humairra Shekh, 15, of Jai Narayan College said the competition was a good opportunity for children to keep busy in the school holidays.

Fiji Sun general manager advertising and business development, Rachna Lal, said the Fiji Sun wanted to become part of a worthy cause in assisting students going back to school.

“All students had to do was colour the artwork published in the Fiji Sun, send it to us and go into the draw,” she said.

“We were very impressed with all the entries and the level of creativity the students have. Getting students hooked onto something such as this was even more critical given the influence of technology and this was about taking them back to traditional means of education and creativity.”

Ms Lal said the Fiji Sun would be coming up with more promotions in the future to give something back to the community.

Star Printery Ltd general manager Amendra Singh said the 15 students awarded were creative and talented.

Mr Singh acknowledged the parents for encouraging their children to be part of the competition.

“We hope the books will help the children and parents, as ‘Educare’ supports education in Fiji.

“We thank the children for their creativity, and we wish them the best for the 2018 school year,” Mr Singh said.

Edited by Naisa Koroi