ONE of the attractions at the Vodafone Hibiscus Festival this year was the children's programs and awareness activities organised by the National Coordination Committee on Children (NCCC).
The committee was in full force at the mother of all festivals to create awareness on child protection.
Assistant director child services unit Ela Tukutukulevu said Hibiscus was one of the national events that provided a good platform for creating awareness on child protection.
With this year's theme "Celebrate Life, Protect a Child", the committee co-ordinated children's activities and information sharing to public on child protection.
It was also a build-up activity to the 20 days of campaign on Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (PCAN) to be observed in November this year.
Ms Tukutukulevu said the initiative was a wake-up call for communities and families to look after the rights and interests of their children.
She said the initiative also provided an opportunity for people to learn about NCCC and its role.