Young Champs For Our Ocean

The virtual event was attended by more than 70 children from Grades 5 to 8.
22 Jun 2021 10:30
Young Champs For Our Ocean

Leadership Fiji 2021 – Team Tagimoucia, hosted a virtual session on Saturday 19 th June, 2021 with the theme Young Champs for our Ocean to commemorate World Oceans Day.

The objective of this event was to raise awareness for the sustainable management of our ocean resources to our younger generation.

The virtual event was attended by more than 70 children from Grades 5 to 8.

Guest speakers included Marica Vakacola of the Mamanuca Environment Society: MES Fiji, who shared insights on the conservation work they do to protect the marine and terrestrial environment of the Mamanuca Islands in Fiji and Walt Smith, Founder of Aquaculture Development for the Environment (ADE) and Author of Bula Buddies who shared a wonderful tale about whimsical underwater Superheroes, working together to protect their ocean and home.

Most importantly, the story highlighted an important message about the growing concern of global warming and its impact on coral reefs.

In addition, there were important messages shared by local Ocean Advocates including, Hannah Bennett, Professional Surfer; Leone Vokai, LF2021, Diver and Owner of Great Sea Reef Divers; Lailanie Burnes, LF2009,

Former Captain of Fijiana 15s Rugby team and Director of Inferno Smokehouse & Grill; and young champions Lomani, Mana and Elijah Kalounisiga.

This virtual session helped raise awareness with young children on the importance of preserving oceans and encouraging everyone to keep them blue and clean.

It was also a great occasion to learn about the negative impact we as humans have on our oceans and ways to reduce them.

Team Tagimoucia extends their appreciation to the parents for their support and to all the children that participated and made the event a success.

We challenge you our Young Ocean Champions to educate and empower others to protect our Ocean.



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