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Children welcome Kid Link initiative

Written By : SHRATIKA NAIDU. Save the Children Fiji’s Kids Link Fiji (KLF) programme is thriving in the North as an increased number of participants have shown interest. More than
16 Mar 2011 12:00

image Written By : SHRATIKA NAIDU. Save the Children Fiji’s Kids Link Fiji (KLF) programme is thriving in the North as an increased number of participants have shown interest.
More than 55 primary and secondary students from different areas in the North attended the one-day special forum held at the Takia Hotel in Labasa during the weekend.
Programme facilitator in the North Lisa Howard said these students are members of Kids Link Fiji in the North.
“The focus of the forum was to build capacity on child rights, child abuse and commercial sexual exploitation of children,” Mrs Howard said.
She said during the forum the members discussed various ways to communicate their new knowledge to the wider i-taukei community.
“This programme is a child-led group that operates with support from Save the Children Fiji and was originally established in Suva,” Mrs Howard said.
She said Kids Link Fiji is a leadership and participation programme for young people between the ages of 12 and 18.
“This programme focuses on the United Nations Convention Rights of the Child and encourages children to raise their opinions and issues out of belief,” Mrs Howard said.
She said in the North, there are four active Kids Link groups.
“These groups are in Savusavu, Tabia, Mataniwai and Labasa,” Mrs Howard said.
She said more programmes for the members would be conducted later in the year.



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