World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. With this year 2013 declared as the International Year of Water Cooperation by the United Nations General Assembly, MES celebrated world water day  with its three participating schools;  Ratu Nemani Memorial School, TA  Learning Centre and Nabila Public School.  Celebrations at the three schools evolved on the theme Water Water Everywhere Only if we share!  Program set out by MES to mark the day included; t-shirt printing, poster competition, poem writing and recital, colouring competition, skits, save water games and saving water demonstrations.

The day began with speeches and flag raising ceremony followed by a power point presentation by MES staff.

The presentation by MES staff focused on the various aspects of water cooperation bringing in cultural, educational and scientific factors, as well as ethical, social, and economical dimensions. At the end of the presentation students dispersed for forty five minutes into their different working groups, to work on the final touches to their posters, colorings and poems, while at the same time, with the help of teachers and parents, t-shirts were being printed employing the method of screen printing. Students, teachers and parents then gathered for the presentations by the students, and judging of the coloring and poster displays, followed by the save water game and saving water demonstrations.

The day culminated with the awarding of prizes, to the competition winners and the presentation of certificates to show appreciation for the effort and hard work shown by the students.

MES would like to take this opportunity to thank Air Pacific for the wonderful gift packs and prizes for the students, the overwhelming support by parents, and the ever hard working passionate teachers for their input towards a successful World water Day. ‘Vinaka Vakalevu!’

A student of Mana SDA school looking through the materials displayed at Mana Island resorts world water day celebrations

Drying T-shirts that were screen printed by the students.

A poster created by a student displayed at Ratu Nemani School

World Water Day

Students of TA Learning center engaging in the world water day activities