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Treat for St Mina’s

Fiji Airways brought smiles on the faces of orphaned children when from a Nadi orphanage they took them to 2015 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival yesterday. Fifteen children of St Mina Children’s
20 Aug 2015 13:00
Treat for St Mina’s
Children from St Mina Children’s Home in Nadi at the Hibiscus Festival yesterday. Photo: Jona Konataci

Fiji Airways brought smiles on the faces of orphaned children when from a Nadi orphanage they took them to 2015 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival yesterday.

Fifteen children of St Mina Children’s Home in Matintar, Nadi, aged three to 12 years, were all smiles when they visited the festival yesterday.

Fiji Airways manager public relations Shane Hussein said, “Fiji Link is always looking to broaden its engagement work with the community.

“Today we’re working with the St Mina’s Children’s Home in Nadi and bringing some of their children to the Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival in Suva.”

“We had great support from the Hibiscus Events Group and the Department of Social Welfare for this initiative,” he said.

Mr Hussein said the Hibiscus was something that these children had only heard about or seen on.

“It was great to see how delighted and happy they were to be actually here.

“They had rides and face-painting and also met the Queen and King contestants. It was wonderful to be able to give them this experience,” Mr Hussein said.

Home Micheal Fong said the children were very excited as they always looked forward trips like this apart from their normal school work.

“Some of them are visiting the Hibiscus Festival for the first time,” he said.

“I think it’s important we actually trying to give these kids a normal life; every family has an outing we are fortunate that Fiji Airways has decided to give our children a treat and bring us all the way from Nadi.”

 

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