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Miss Suva City Council will Promote Child Protection

Miss Suva City Council will Promote Child Protection
Barges and tugs carrying out Phase Two of the salvaging work on the sunken MV Southern Phoenix at the Suva harbour. Photo: Inoke Rabonu
August 13
17:57 2014

Joana Cavukalou Qica is a contestant in the 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival.

She is 20 and is sponsored by the Suva City Council. A first year student at the University of the South Pacific, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and Law, majoring in Economics.

She will advocate child protection in the area of climate change adaptation.

“I believe children don’t always have to be a victim of natural disasters and I want to promote the message that if we equip and train young people, then they can be part of the solution to climate change,” Miss Qica said.

As a little girl, she said, she had always wanted to be a lawyer. That was the reason for pursuing a career in law.

“My degree programme is in commerce because I am hoping that having economics as my major will lead me to specialising in corporate law, which is where my interest lies.”

Miss Qica said she loved helping people and believed that greater things were achieved when people worked together.

“I’m goal-oriented because I believe that success comes to those who strive towards it.”

She said she wanted to use the festival to address the issue of climate change in Fiji and the Pacific because of its drastic effects.

Her hobbies include meeting people, visiting places, surfing the web and involving herself in organisations which are engaged in community work.



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