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Nasikawa Sevens To Fight Against Drugs

The Nasikawa District School will host a sevens tournament to fight the use of marijuana in the highlands of Navosa. Head teacher and tournament organiser Savenaca Valesu said this was
05 Nov 2015 08:58
Nasikawa Sevens To Fight Against Drugs
From left: Nasikawa Head Teacher Savenaca Valesu and Inspector Ravu Dansey.

The Nasikawa District School will host a sevens tournament to fight the use of marijuana in the highlands of Navosa.
Head teacher and tournament organiser Savenaca Valesu said this was to help the children who are affected by marijuana.
“Navosa is a red zone for planting marijuana and that’s why we decided to host a tournament not just for helping the school but also fight the usage of drugs in that area,” he said
“We’ve invited the Drug unit and the Fiji Police to come and join us in providing awareness to the youths specially the children. We have seen that it has greatly affected the kids in their school work and some of them have witnessed the planting of marijuana.
“It has affected the villages to and it’s quite alarming that some kids are also smoking it and when we started to ask them then they own up. The children’s mentality is very slow and majority of the kids up there do not finish their school and roam around in the village.”
Nasikawa school is located in the upper Navosa District about 65 kilometres from Sigatoka town.
“We wanted to do an awareness to stop it from doing any further damage especially when they are planting it and selling it to get money,’ he said.
“We are thankful to the Police especially to the Southern Division Community Policing, divisional manager community policy and Inspector Josevata Nasaukula for helping us.
“While the game is going on we will have a programme for the officers to speak to the villagers and the kids.
“We will be expecting more than 300 youths so the Police and the Drug Unit officers we’ll be there to speak to the children and give them advice on the bad effects of marijuana.”
They have set up a committee recently this year to fight social ill.
The organisers of the tournament are also seeking assistance from corporate sponsors.
“This two day tournament will be held in December, we expecting 32 teams and hoping that people of Navosa we’ll join us to help our children because they are our future generation,” he said.
The entry fee is $250 and the major prizemoney is $2500; runner-up prizemoney is $1000.
Every other winner will have cash as prizemoney.

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