SAQANI maybe known for its musical talents and has produced groups like the well-known Na Utu Solo.
But the opening of the Manulevu Park has given high hopes for youth to showcase their athleticism.
For the youth of Vuniwai Village in the district of Saqani, Cakaudrove, the opening of their very own Manulevu Park which was recently handed over to them by the Ministry of Youth and Sports has been a much anticipated event.
Celebrations among the villagers in Vuniwai knew no bounds as they entertained visitors from the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
The village of Vuniwai has about 20 youths with 15 farming projects that are currently running in conjunction with their efforts to support themselves and their families.
Vuniwai youth group president Inoke Rokovere said the youth had not delved into commercial farming but that their farms were focused on subsistence livelihood of their families and themselves if the need arose.
"We help out a lot in the family units within the village during the start of school terms in the purchase of education and textbook fees of our siblings and other family members," he said.
"During the harvest of our dalo and yaqona farms we can get a total profit of $500 but however, we are working closely with the Ministry of Youth in ensuring that we practise a farming plan that is sustainable for the forests that we farm in."
"We have come to accept that not everybody can get a white collar job and that it takes determination and perseverance to make it in any field whether it be the white collar occupations or even here in the village," he said.
Mr Rokovere said the Ministry of Youth and Sports played a key role in the development of youths in the village and they were thankful to the ministry for actively participating in the development of the Vuniwai.