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Cirieburotukula, Nandani, Saulala Vying For 2022 Crown, Advocates On Youth Empowerment, Disability, Sustainable Agriculture’

In today’s Tebara Festival contest­ant profile, we will feature three beautiful contestants in the Queen’s catego­ry, vying for the Voda­fone Miss Tebara Festi­val crown 2022.
25 Sep 2022 13:49
Cirieburotukula, Nandani, Saulala Vying For 2022 Crown, Advocates On Youth Empowerment, Disability, Sustainable Agriculture’

In today’s Tebara Festival contest­ant profile, we will feature three beautiful contestants in the Queen’s catego­ry, vying for the Voda­fone Miss Tebara Festi­val crown 2022.

 

Sereana Marama Cirieburotukula

Encouraged to participate by a fellow friend, Sereana Cirieburo­tukula has one major ambition in joining the contestant catego­ry for this year’s festival, and that is to take home the title.

Ms Cirieburotukula is the young­est of the five siblings in her fam­ily,.

She is currently pursuing her Bache­lor’s Degree in Commerce, particular­ly professional accounting at the Fiji National University (FNU).

Her participa­tion came as a surprise to many that are close to her, the shy and humble lass is from Matuku, Yaroi in Lau with maternal links to Dreketi in Qamea, Taveuni.

For this year’s festival, she comes with a thought-provoking advocacy message – ‘youth empower­ment’.

She says this is a pressing issue.

“This line has been used more than once, ‘youths are our future’ which I believe need to be dissect­ed, because it is actually a big topic for everyone to know more about,” Ms Cirieburotukula.

She is sponsored by Life Pharmacy.

Tebara Festival 2022 Ms Life Pharmacy, Sereana Cirieburotukula. Photo: Vodafone Miss Tebara Carnival

Tebara Festival 2022 Ms Life Pharmacy, Sereana Cirieburotukula. Photo: Vodafone Miss Tebara Carnival

 

Raina Nandani

Raina Nandani is a 20-year-old who is also enter­ing this year’s festival after two years because of the pandemic.

She is currently pursuing her secondary educa­tion degree at the University of the South Pacific (USP).

In this year’s festival her advocacy message is ‘disability’.

What sets Nandani distinctive is her will power to advocate for something she has ex­perienced over the years.

She explained that she has a disability which encouraged her to advocate for people to view ‘disability’ as a ‘ability’.

“More often we see people in public view­ing people with disabili­ties as people who might be vulnerable, can’t do the task given or probably as people that can only do limit­ed things,” Ms Nandani said.

“There are many individuals out there with disabilities, we should start educating people in the country to always give chances to us.”

Ms Nandani is also a profes­sional dancer.

She is sponsored by Nausori Town Council.

Tebara Festival 2022 Ms Nausori Town Council, Raina Nandani. Photo: Vodafone Miss Tebara Carnival

Tebara Festival 2022 Ms Nausori Town Council, Raina Nandani. Photo: Vodafone Miss Tebara Carnival

Kessa Saulala

Kessa Saula­la is from Vunimono, Bau in Tailevu with maternal links to Nausori village.

In most of her life, the 23-year-old had spent much of her time in the customary and traditional way of living and more so, how ideas are perceived.

Ms Saulala has a recognised qualification from the University of the South Pacific in the field of Human Resources.

Her advocacy message for this year’s festival is ‘Sustainable Agriculture’.

While growing up, she witnessed how farming had become a major source of income in her village.

“When I was growing up, I saw how pro­ductive and helpful the system of farm­ing was in my village,” Ms Saulala said.

“Particularly, agriculture sustainabil­ity, I will use my platform to educate and make awareness to people of Nau­sori regarding this.”

“They might live in town, people might live in the city but sustainable agriculture should be considered.”

She is sponsored by Tebara Plaza.

Tebara Festival 2022 Ms Tebara Plaza, Kessa Saulala. Photo: Vodafone Miss Tebara Carnival

Tebara Festival 2022 Ms Tebara Plaza, Kessa Saulala. Photo: Vodafone Miss Tebara Carnival

Story By: jone.salusalu@fijisun.com.fj



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