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Network And Rising Rugby Star Share Christmas Spirit

The People’s Community Network (PCN) hosted a Christmas together with rising rugby star, Robert Qalo­wasa, 13, at a party for kids from the infor­mal settlements around Suva on Friday. The
09 Dec 2018 14:19
Network And Rising Rugby Star Share Christmas Spirit
Aniya Lia and brother Ayush Benjamin receiving their gift from Robert Qaloiwasa during the christmas party at the PCN headquarters on December 7,2018.Photo:Simione Haravanua.

The People’s Community Network (PCN) hosted a Christmas together with rising rugby star, Robert Qalo­wasa, 13, at a party for kids from the infor­mal settlements around Suva on Friday.

The presents for this annual event were donated by Robert who plays rugby in New Zealand and presenting the awards was an honour for the young rugby player.

With more than 30 children receiving presents and envelopes with money dur­ing the party, PCN marked the occasion as a way of giving back to the less fortunate and homeless in the community.

The Christmas celebrations meant a lot to the children and left smiles on their faces going into the festive season, direc­tor Semiti Qalowasa said.

He said the festive season was all about giving back and sharing with people.

“This is an occasion where we inform everyone that it’s about time we give to those people who are left out and especial­ly kids in the community,” he said.

“Some of these kids may not be receiving gifts this Christmas so that is where we at PCN come in today.”

Robert said: “To be here and presenting the gifts to these children is such an honor and it touches my heart rubbing shoulders with these kids who barely have anything with them.

“I was inspired by my teachers in New Zealand to learn the essence of giving back and these kids have just made me un­derstand the hardships of life that we have here back at home.”

The children were hosted to breakfast and live music from band MQE.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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