Sports unite com­mu­nity

Fiji Sun - - Sport - SELITA BOLANAVANUA KALABU Edited by Leone Cabenatabua Feed­back: selita.bolanavanua@fi­jisun.com.fj

The com­mu­nity of Wakanisila in Kalabu, Nas­inu or­gan­ised a sports day yes­ter­day at Kalabu Pri­mary School ground with the aim to to bring their youths and chil­dren to­gether. Church stew­ard, Nav­i­ta­lai Ni­u­ni­toga, said: “To­day is a spe­cial day for our chil­dren be­cause we want them to know that no mat­ter what sit­u­a­tion and prob­lem they have as­so­ci­ated them­selves with, they still mat­ter.” With the theme ‘One Waka (Wakanisila) No One Left Be­hind’, Ni­u­ni­toga says, this get to­gether is also im­por­tant for the chil­dren to know each other well. “We have youths and chil­dren from dif­fer­ent back­grounds and church groups and many of them are un­em­ployed and this is one way we can build up their lives,” he said.

The youths or­gan­ised vol­ley­ball, net­ball and touch rugby com­pe­ti­tions in which they awarded the win­ners.

“There are four vil­lages in Wakanisila. They are Lo­manikoro, Naibu­lu­vatu, De­lana and Na­soqo so the com­pe­ti­tion is be­tween these vil­lages,” said Ni­u­ni­toga.

“This is the first time we hav­ing this get to­gether and we are look­ing for­ward to more of it,” he added. The sports’ day was backed by

Fiji Sun and Vinod Pa­tel with the sup­port from the Min­istry of Youth and Sports.

Photo: Ronald Ku­mar

Team Na­sogo dur­ing the Wakanisila Sports Day in Kalabu, Nas­inu, yes­ter­day.

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