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Vatuwaqa To Promote Breaking Violence Syndrome

Vatuwaqa To Promote Breaking Violence Syndrome
Miss Tukavesi Mere Vatuwaqa. Photo: Josaia Ralago
July 26
11:00 2017

Year 12 Arts student Mere Vatuwaqa wants to advocate on safeguarding children from the scourge of rising violence at the Duavata Northern Crime Prevention carnival.

“Violence can negatively impact the children’s educational performance and achievement, we can and must break the cycle,” Ms Vatuwaqa said.

One of the five contestants for the carnival, the Kadavu lass said children represented the next wave of parents, grandparents, caregivers, teachers, doctors, police officers and judges.

“How we address the violence affecting children now will have a direct bearing on future families and societies,” Ms Vatuwaqa said.

Questions and Answers from Ms Vatuwaqa:

What was your reaction when you were chosen to be a contestant?

Ms Vatuwaqa: When I was chosen I felt happy and more proud of myself because it was a big chance of showing my beautiful face and being vocal on a platform at the carnival.

What was your motivation for entering this year’s Duavata Carnival?

Ms Vatuwaqa: My motivation was to fight for that child who is being abused.

What are you looking forward to at the carnival?

Ms Vatuwaqa: I am looking forward to the people of the North to be crime free and be united to love each other.

Who is your greatest inspiration?

Ms Vatuwaqa: My greatest inspiration is my mother, who is my role model. She encouraged me and support for me throughout this carnival.

What’s your favourite quote:

Ms Vatuwaqa: The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you are an option.

Favourites

Food: Dalo and fish

Song: Illusion

Movie: Moana

Pastime: Facebook everyday on my phone.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika       

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