New uniforms and prefab units for underprivileged learners

first_imgMember of Parliament Yunus Carrim and Emnambithi/Ladysmith Speaker Zehra Rassool visited two local schools on Monday, January 16, to donate uniforms to several less fortunate learners.The learners are from Esifubeni Junior Primary School in Watersmeet and Bhevu High School in Roosboom.This initiative was co-ordinated by Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality’s Speakers Office as part of the ‘Back To School Campaign’. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The uniforms were presented to the delighted children by Speaker Zehra Rassool and Mr Yunus Carrim, who were accompanied by Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality councillors and members of local co-operatives.Initiated in January this year, the ‘Back To School Campaign’ saw the construction of eight recently-completed prefab units in which learners will be housed during school sessions. Amazingly, these units were erected within a period of a month at Bhevu High School.Learners and teachers are pleased with the speed of delivery and cannot wait to use their new facilities. Emnambithi/Ladysmith Municipality intends to continue working with schools and to extend this working relationship to identify other areas that need assistance.last_img read more

Tahiti Tourism Attendance Up 127 In July 2018

first_imgIn July 2018, the tourist attendance of French Polynesia increased by 12.7% compared to July 2017, reveals the Institute of Statistics (ISPf) in its monthly count.During this period, 24,168 tourists stayed in our islands, including more than 20,000 in terrestrial accommodation. Even more significant, the number of metropolitans far exceeds that of North Americans, 7380 versus 6443 arrivals respectively.This increase is the result of a sharp increase in the number of tourists on land (+ 15%) and a stability in the number of tourists accommodated in floating accommodation. The holding of the world canoe championships as well as the additional tourist flows related to the development of international air transport (French Bee effect) explain this progression which feeds both commercial and non-commercial accommodation.The number of tourist nights increased by 20% in relation to the rise in attendance and that of the average length of stay (+ 1 day).Since January, French Polynesia has welcomed 120,710 tourists, an increase of 6.7% over the previous year. The increase is due exclusively to the growth in cruise ship numbers, with the number of land tourists remaining stable. The number of overnight stays increased by 12.6% to 1,777,000 overnight stays.(Source: ISPF – Statistical Institute of Tahiti 18 September 2018)The post Tahiti Tourism Attendance Up 12.7% In July 2018 appeared first on Discover the South Pacific.Source: Bloglast_img read more