Updated: Aug 17, 2021
Superman actor Christopher Reeve defines a hero as an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure inspite of overwhelming obstacles. We salutes one such hero, Erami Tuidomo, a valued member of our teaching fraternity.
Last week, Erami travelled on horse back to Narauyaba a remote village in the highlands of Ra to deliver worksheets to 8 of his students that reside in the most remote part of the Ra province. The village does not have access to electricity so these students cannot access learning materials online.
He told us:
“We make worksheets in school according to the directives from MEHA and we make it in such a way that our students will be able to learn and understand”.
The Fiji Sun today rightly called him “a true servant of Fiji”. He spent the night in one of the villages before moving on to his next destination to deliver the worksheets. It reminds of the stories of our parents generation except they don't have to walk barefeet for miles - the teacher comes to them!
Erami hails originally from the village of Nailuva in Ra, but grew up and was educated in Lautoka.
Erami's teaching background:
After completing Secondary Education at St.Thomas High School, I joined Corpus Christi Teachers College in 2009 to undergo my teacher training. This will be my 10th year of teaching and I have served in Yasawa for 3 years, Lautoka for 4 years and this will be my third year in the Ra District at Tokaimalo District School.
A man with a big heart and teacher mindset:
"I feel for our students who have no access to electronic devices, electricity and learning materials. Its not clear when things will go back to normal but we hope and pray for best in the future."
Erami’s inspirational act tells us that not all heroes wear capes (or carry technology), they just teach. We can take small bits of inspiration from Erami. Thank You Erami for sharing too these absolutely brilliant photos of our beautiful country. Toso Viti!