Teenager to Em­power Cit­i­zens for a Pol­lu­tion Free En­vi­ron­ment

Fiji Sun - - North News - LAISA LUI Edited by Percy Kean Feed­back: laisa. kab­[email protected] fi­jisun.com.fj

Eigh­teen-year-old Bar­bra Selina Dyer will give her best shot to em­power the peo­ple of the North to work to­gether for a pol­lu­tion free en­vi­ron­ment. Sponsored by the Li­ons Club of Labasa, her ad­vo­cacy mes­sage dur­ing the 2019 Fes­ti­val of the Friendly North is: Big­ger voices, Bet­ter Lives.

“My ap­proach is per­son cen­tered, em­pow­er­ing and rights fo­cused,” Miss Dyer said.

“I be­lieve in be­ing fair, valu­ing di­ver­sity and in­volv­ing peo­ple who are ex­tremely im­por­tant be­cause these are some of our val­ues.

“There­fore, I will be us­ing the plat­form to em­power the peo­ple of the North to work hand in hand on rais­ing their voices on the im­por­tance of hav­ing a much cleaner en­vi­ron­ment,” she said. Miss Dyer be­lieves that an un­clean en­vi­ron­ment leads to the bad con­di­tion of a so­ci­ety that con­trib­utes to the spread of dis­eases. She urges the peo­ple of the North to be more re­spon­si­ble con­sumers and put their rub­bish in its right place – in the rub­bish bin.

The for­mer Holy Fam­ily Sec­ondary School stu­dent

who works at a restau­rant loves to so­cialise and lis­ten to mu­sic.

I be­lieve in be­ing fair, valu­ing di­ver­sity and in­volv­ing peo­ple who are ex­tremely im­por­tant be­cause these are some of our val­ues. Bar­bra Selina Dyer Miss Li­ons Club of Labasa

Bar­bra Selina Dyer sponsored by the Li­ons Club of Labasa, dur­ing the 2019 Voda­fone Fes­ti­val of the Friendly North at Subrail Park in Labasa. Photo: Laisa Lui

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