Thursday, August 30, 2007


SHE is known to the children she minds and everyone at the Warwick Fiji Resort as Mama Soko.
She comes from Komave Village a few kilometres away and is always smiling. Mama Soko has been with the Warwick for 19 years. She started as a house keeper in 1989 and in 1997, she crossed to the activities department and started looking after the kids club. She has been with the club and activities department for the past 10 years.
Mama Soko said she would have up to 20 or 30 kids in her care, especially during the Australian and New Zealand school holidays. And if she was not at work, she would be helping out in the village. The activities for children varies through the week.
"On Monday mornings, we have drawing competition, candy hunt and building sand castles at the beach," she said. "In the afternoon we weave baskets and pick flowers for the evening entertainment. This job is more interesting than housekeeping. It requires a lot of energy because I am looking after children of guests but I love it. They are full of life and enjoy the activities."

Adapted from Fijitimes Online