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Prince, Princesses Bring Smiles To Sick Children In Suva Hospital

  The 2017 Vodafone Hibiscus Prince and Princess contestants on Saturday visited the Children’s Ward at Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva as part of their community work. The group
31 Jul 2017 11:00
Prince, Princesses Bring Smiles To Sick Children In Suva Hospital
The 2017 vodafone Hibiscus Prine and Princess contestants outside the CWM hospital on July 29, 2017. Photo: Arieta Vakasukawaqa

 

The 2017 Vodafone Hibiscus Prince and Princess contestants on Saturday visited the Children’s Ward at Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva as part of their community work.

The group comprised of 10 prince and 10 princess contestants representing various islands around Fiji.

Among them was Princess Beqa Esther Digitakibula. She said it was an emotional day for her to see how children were suffering in hospital because they were sick.

“I was happy that through our visit we will be able to put a smile on these children’s faces,” she said.

“They are like my brothers and sisters. To see them in that state made me want to cry.”

When asked why she joined the 2017 Vodafone Hibiscus, the eight-year-old student from Arya Samaj Primary School in Samabula said it had always been her dream.

2017 Vodafone Hibiscus prince and princess co-ordinator, Noe Duncan said the theme of the visit at the children’s ward was to put a smile on their faces.

“We can see the smile in the children’s faces when they saw the princes and princess contestants, this is part of our awareness and community work,” she said.

“These contestants are representing certain islands around the country and they will advocate on how climate changes affects the islands they are representing.”

The 2017 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival is from August 11 to 19 at the Vodafone Arena in Suva.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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