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Katarina Bubu Recognized For Her Bravery During TC Winston

The award was organized by the Fiji Children's Award - brainchild of Vision Fiji - which is celebrated every two years to honor children for their selflessness, bravery and community service on one’s initiative.
28 Jul 2019 11:30
Katarina Bubu Recognized For Her Bravery During TC Winston
Katarina Bubu with the Minister of Education Rosy Akbar.

During the height of TC Winston in February 2016, Rakiraki student Katarina Bubu did not have any second thoughts about rescuing her injured family members.

The 12 year-old was recognized  for being an exceptionally young brave Fijian at Nailuva District school.

In awarding the 12-year-old, Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts Hon. Rosy Akbar said “it is indeed a celebration as we empower and raise the visibility of children, celebrate their achievements and promote national pride and good citizenship.”

“I am very humbled to be given the opportunity to meet Katarina, who is a role model to us and it is my prayer that each and every child be inspired by Katarina and her achievements,” Minister Akbar said.

“We are rewarding one child, but I believe there are many children out there who show bravery, courage and honesty in their own way, in their daily lives that also deserve recognition.”

The award was organized by the Fiji Children’s Award – brainchild of Vision Fiji – which is celebrated every two years to honor children for their selflessness, bravery and community service on one’s initiative.

Vision Fiji Chair, Mrs Gazala Akbar said they look for stories of unsung heroes among children whose extraordinary service to their families or communities would otherwise go unrecognized.

A recipient is chosen through nomination from schools to villages, youth and community groups around the country and selected through a series of panels.

The Fiji Children’s Awards is bestowed upon young people between the age of 6 and 17 in Fiji who show exemplary achievement in one or more of these categories:

(a) Improving the lives of others, especially the more vulnerable in society

(b) Enhancing the school or community in which he/she lives

(c) Showing exemplary progress in personal development, especially where this has meant overcoming adverse personal circumstances.

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