Located in Tapini, Goilala District, Eruame Primary school has been closed since 2010 and for 10 years, and along the way many school aged children have missed out on opportunity to receive education.
Head teacher Mr. Casiano Amai told this newsroom it was a community initiative to reopen the school after realizing that most of their children were uneducated.
“Since the closure of the school till now, children in the Loloipa Ward have not received any form of schooling and most have them have become young adults.”
“That should not be the same situation for the young ones in the area at present.”
The reopening saw 125 enthusiastic children enroll for Preparatory, Grade 1 and Grade 2 classes with more students said to be on the way.
Mr. Amai said there is one prep class, two grade 1 classes and one grade 2 class.
“Right now we are having classes in two classrooms made from bush materials which was helped built by the community and one office made also of bush material for me.”
There has been no assistance from the District Office but that does not deter them from the importance of providing an education.
“Our leaders may help where they can but we as the community must do our bit first and then we can ask for assistance.”
He further encouraged parents in the community to send their children to school if they want to help them have a shot at a better future.