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Children Happy, Smiling The Best: UN Rep

Participants urged to use trying to develop country’s future leaders   Nothing feels better than to see our children happy and smiling, says United Nations Children Emergency Fund Pacific Representative,
11 Apr 2016 10:00
Children Happy,  Smiling The  Best: UN Rep
The Minister for Agriculture, Rural & Maritime Development and National Disaster Management Inia Seruiratu with UNICEF representative Dr Karen Allen during the closing of the UNICEF workshop at GPH yesterday. Photo: PAULINI RATULAILAI.

Participants urged to use trying to develop country’s future leaders

 

Nothing feels better than to see our children happy and smiling, says United Nations Children Emergency Fund Pacific Representative, Karen Allen.

Mrs Allen is also the facilitator of the workshop; she made these comments at the Helping Meet the Children Move towards Healing and Hope workshop at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Suva on Saturday.

The workshop saw 70 representatives from various organisations receiving certificates,” she said.

“It’s about that we don’t something for the children of Fiji; the books that you have made will bring smiles to children and we have seen this after the destruction of Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu last year.

“These books will not only bring smiles to young children but adults as well; nothing feels better than to see our children feeling better. Use the skills you have learnt from here to come with creative ideas to bring hope and happiness to our children,” she said.

Minister for Agriculture, Rural and Maritime Development and Natural Disaster, Inia Seruiratu, while delivering the closing speech, said the better way to build a better Fiji was to build up people’s lives from the grassroots level.

“Children are important; they are future of Fiji, the Pacific and it’s the future of the world; most of the development of Fiji has compromised the future of our children,” he said.

“I hope as trained facilitators you will take responsibility seriously because we are dealing with children; they are future of our nation.”

Edited by Naisa Koroi

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