Valelevu Community Youth Club take part in event
The Valelevu Community Youth Club took up the opportunity to be part of the micro market day with a message to love one another as a family.
The youth group was one of the six youth groups that was approached by the Fiji National Sports Commission to be part of the Fiji Sports Council micro market.
Fiji National Sports Commission
Fiji National Sports Commission Sports Community Development Officer Saula Koroi said they approached six youth groups who are active members of the commission.
“Most of these youths are unemployed and with this COVID-19 pandemic we wanted to help them.
“We invited six youth groups who gladly accepted our invitation to be part of this event. “They were given the spaces for free and whatever they earn from selling at this event goes back to their youth club.
“From this event we will also draw feedback and if it all goes to plan we will reach out to another six youth clubs to be part of the next Fiji Sports Council micro market day,” he said.
Valelevu Community Youth Club
The youth group was formed on the basis of making a difference within the community with love and community work.
President Navitalai Kerevanua Junior said when the commission approached them, the youths started planning and brainstorming on what to sell.
With more than 40 members in the group, the youths then decided to pitch in and make lovo packs for $15.
“Most of the youths in this club are unemployed but we managed to get everything for the lovo packs from our own pockets,” he said. Mr Kerevanua said the youth club mostly carried out a lot of clean-up campaigns around the Valelevu community every Saturday and also visited the homes of the elderly.
“We do this because what we are facing with COVID-19 most of our families and friends have become unemployed.
“What we also do is clean up their homes by cutting the grass, raking the compound and the message here is to love each other,” he said.
Aside from selling lovo packs, Valelevu Community Youth Club also sold pastries such as pies.
Three trays were sold even before making its way to the micro market day.
“The money we raise from the market day, we hope to utilise it in helping the widows in the community that we live in.
“This is the first market event that we been part of and we are really enjoying it.
“We look forward to next week’s market day and any lessons learnt from this first market event, we will look into it and improve on it,” he said.
The next micro market is on Saturday June 27, 2020.
Valelevu Community Youth Club at their stall during the Fiji Sports Council micro market on June 20, 2020.