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HIBISCUS KIDS : Shining Bright

HIBISCUS KIDS : Shining Bright
From left: Ro Abigail Tabuanivalu Loto’ofa Veiamoi Naiteqe and Timoci Waisale Iferemi Leqeti.
July 17
16:08 2017

Princess Vatulele

My name is Ro Abigail Tabuanivalu Loto’ofa Veiamoi Naiteqe descendant of Tui Viria the first Tui Kaba and I am 10-years-old.

I come from the village of Naqali, Tikina of Viria, Yavusa Verata in the province of Naitasiri. I have maternal links to Sawana, Vanuabalavu, Lau.

I have three siblings. At the moment I am in Year 502 at Delainamasi Government School.

What was your first reaction when you were told that you were one of the Princess at this year’s Festival?

I was surprised because there were four other girls from my school applied to be a Princess contestant. I was super happy when my father told me that I got through.

Just briefly talk about your theme for the Hibiscus Festival?

I will be representing the island of Vatulele and as a climate change ambassador. I will try to highlight the effects of Climate Change on Vatulele and what I can do to help slow down climate change.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

During my spare time I usually read story books, if not I just take a nap.

Who is your greatest inspiration by far?

My greatest inspirations are my parents, because they always show that they love me and my brother and sisters each day.

What would you like to learn from this year’s Hibiscus?

I would like to learn more about climate change and how to be confident when speaking in front of people.

 

Prince Vatulele

My name is Timoci Waisale Iferemi Leqeti. I hail from the beautiful paradise island of Taveuni, in the Village of Waitabu. I have two younger siblings and I am the eldest in the family of three.

I grew up with my grandparents in the Nasinu.

I am have been attending Delainamasi Government School for past four years and now living with my parents.

What was your first reaction when you were told that you were one of the prince at this year’s Festival?

I was not to surprised about it till I got home and my parents were explaining about the Hibiscus Festival and all.

After all the explanation from my parents, I was looking forward to all the training and what I will learn. I guess I am super hyper about it.

Just briefly talk about your theme for the Hibiscus Festival?

For this year’s Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus, I will be representing the beautiful and enchanting island of Vatulele. I am now a climate change ambassador and I will be highlighting the changes brought about by climate change and the effects on the island people.

What do you like doing in your spare time?

My spare time is usually spent with my younger siblings playing and studying

Who is your greatest inspiration by far?

So far my greatest inspiration is my parents

What would you like to learn from this year’s Hibiscus?

This year’s 2017 Hibiscus Festival for me is a huge opportunity and learning experience because I get to face the

 

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