Bula Queen, Con­tes­tants to Form Char­ity Group to Help Se­niors

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Start­ing a char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion to as­sist the 53 res­i­dents at the Golden Age Home in Lau­toka will be a pri­or­ity for newly crowned, Miss Bula, Alini Korovulavu­la.

To­gether with her fel­low con­tes­tants they plan to form a char­ity or­gan­i­sa­tion to raise funds for the res­i­dents at the Golden Age Home. In the hum­ble sur­round­ings of her fam­ily home at Sa­beto Vil­lage in Nadi yes­ter­day, the Year 13 stu­dent of Ratu Navula Col­lege, said be­ing at the front­line of those who crave for love and care was what she was al­ways pas­sion­ate about. The con­fi­dent young lass, who hails from Nabu­drou, Noco in Rewa, said the idea came about when the 11 con­tes­tants vis­ited the res­i­dents of the Golden Age Home on July 23.

“The char­ity work will in­volve con­duct­ing com­mu­nity work and fundrais­ings for the res­i­dents there,” the 19-year-old stu­dent said.

“We thought that we have a two months break then we will start with the char­ity work be­cause

some of the girls have ex­ams in the com­ing weeks.”

She said her win would in­spire young girls to en­ter the pageant in the com­ing years.

“My win­ning the crown will in­spire other girls to try out the plat­form that I went through and this will also help them to come out from their com­fort zones.”

Alini hopes to fur­ther her stud­ies next year at the Fiji School of Medicine in Suva.

An emo­tional mother, Paulini Korovulavu­la, said it was only through the sup­port of Alini’s friends, fam­ily and prayer that she was able to scoop the main award of the night.

“We came through so many tri­als and what­ever prayers we did as a fam­ily was all for Alini,” Mrs Korovulavu­la said.

“We had shed tears of joy af­ter hear­ing her name an­nounced last night (Satur­day night) as Miss Bula and we only knew this was through God.”

Alini is the el­dest of three girls in the Korovulavu­la fam­ily.

Photo: Ni­co­lette Cham­bers

From left: Matelita Korovulavu­la (sis­ter), Manasa Korovulavu­la (father), Miss Bula, Alini Korovulavu­la (with crown) hold­ing her sis­ter, Alice Korovulavu­la, Siliva Korovulavu­la (sis­ter) and Paulini Korovulavu­la (mother) at their fam­ily home at Sa­beto Vil­lage in Nadi on Au­gust 4, 2019.

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