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100 children welcome 300 visitors from Australia

100 children welcome 300 visitors from Australia
Visitors arrive as part of the Spirit of Sharing programme at Nadi Sangam School. Photo: DEPTFO News
December 07
11:00 2017

More than 100 chil­dren from the Western Divi­sion gathered at the Nadi Sangam (primary) School in Nadi to welcome over 300 visitors from Austral­ia as part of the Spirit of Sharing annual celebra­tion.

The visitors were greeted by smiling children and youths with fresh fruit which resulted in popular songs from both countries being sung by the visitors and hosts.

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou acknowledged the arrival of the guests and said that the celebration was timely as the festive season was fast approaching.

“This is the fifth year that the charitable organisa­tion, The Spirit of Sharing (SOS), has partnered with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to collaborate on an afternoon festival which brings together youth from both countries to engage in the exchange of song, dance, and sport,” Mr Tu­itubou said.

“The partnership rec­ognises and reflects the mutual vision shared by both organisations – to em­power youths in Fiji in per­sonal development through opportunities in cultural exchange and sports.”

The Spirit of Sharing, founded in 2000 by chair­person Peter Cole, gathers donated sporting equip­ment to distribute across schools in the Asia Pacific region.

Part of their mission includes cross-cultural events like the celebration in Nadi, which aims to fa­cilitate the distribution of donations while bringing Fijian and Australians to­gether face-to-face for food, fun, and laughter.

Youth clubs and schools who showcased their tal­ents through dance and song performances in­cluded Ghandi Bhawan Primary School, Lovu HART Kindergarten, Fiji Wow Entertainment, Vaka­tora Housing Youth Club, Namotomoto Youth Club, PYGMIES, and the Yahweh Youth Club.

Handicraft on display were provided by Lovu HART Women’s Club.

Source: DEPTFO News

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