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Bilibili-A-Thon To Repair Church

The Nabaulevu Methodist Circuit of Naganivatu, Naitasiri, is organising a five-kilometre rafting expedition along the Rewa River to Nausori Town. The HMS No Come Back Nabaulevu Methodist Bilibili-a-thon has been
01 May 2015 08:22
Bilibili-A-Thon To Repair Church

The Nabaulevu Methodist Circuit of Naganivatu, Naitasiri, is organising a five-kilometre rafting expedition along the Rewa River to Nausori Town.

The HMS No Come Back Nabaulevu Methodist Bilibili-a-thon has been organised to raise funds to upgrade the church and simultaneously revive the traditional mode of transport of the village forefathers – bilibili or raft.

Six bilibili (rafts) with a crew of five youths each will depart the village and sail along the Rewa River on May 8 at noon. They stop at Nabu Settlement at Waidra next to Kasavu Village for the night and continue the next morning to berth at Syria Park, Nausori.

“Members of the Naganivatu community have been fundraising for almost 10 years to improve the village church. We have thought of this initiative to help in the fundraising,” event co-ordinator Nimilote Naisorotabua said.

“This is an attempt, not only to revive a cultural aspect that many of the youths today are no longer familiar with, but to also highlight the environmental benefits of using the bilibili.”

The fundraising events will involve see the youths paddling past Nacokaika, Kasavu, Verata-Wailevu and Navuso before reaching their destination – Nausori.

Mr Naisorotabua said the youths would have a bilibili race from Navuso Village to Nausori Town – an attempt to stimulate an annual race at the Rewa River in Nausori starting from next year.

Sponsors Foodcity Supermarket, Veivueti Taxi, Trebel Cleff Driving School, Bula FM, Mirchi FM and 2day FM are named as the six rafts which would be part of the event.

Mr Naisorotabua calls on members of the public and corporate organisations to help the youths repair their church.

Those willing to help can contact 7626078 or 9067584.

The event starts on May 8 and ends the following day at Nausori Town.

farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj

 




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