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Pacific Youth Bazaar Targets $50K

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou has urged youths to speak up and become the voice of their society. He was the chief guest at the Pacific Youth Bazaar
08 Dec 2014 10:13
Pacific Youth Bazaar Targets $50K

Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou has urged youths to speak up and become the voice of their society.

He was the chief guest at the Pacific Youth Bazaar for the Methodist Church at Davuilevu grounds in Nausori last Saturday.

Mr Tuitubou said youths had an important role to play in the society.

He called on them to rise up from their comfort zones and become active members and be part of decision-making together with the older members of their society and religious groups.

Reverend Joeli Mawi speaking on behalf of the Young People’s Department of the church said the whole idea behind the bazaar was for the youth project.

“The youth project is to resurrect the youth brass band so we are hoping to raise around $50,000 in a day,” he said.

The weather did not dampen the spirits of the youth as they came in from the various divisions of the Methodist Church to help raise money.

“We have 56 Methodist divisions so all the local divisions are contributing $500 with the regional division contributing $250,” Reverend Mawi said.

“The quotation for all the equipments for the band costs about $139,000 but we thought to raise only $50,000 for now.

“And we hope to get some donation from other organisations.”

The group is hoping to help the youths develop their musical skills hence the resurrection of the band.

Reverend Mawi said the bazaar was part of their youth camp which started on December 1 would finish today.

The camp takes place every two years and would move to Tonga in 2016.

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