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Students clean city

Maciu Malo
Sunday, November 25, 2012

IT was a clean-up campaign with a difference at Lautoka City yesterday, as hundreds of Japanese students attending Ba Provincial Freebird Institute were joined by locals picking up rubbish in the city area.

A local musical band — The HeritageWave ­— entertained the crowd during the event.

Freebird manager Hidekaza Takagi said the clean-up campaign was their contribution to helping the people of Lautoka.

He said many Japanese students had done wonders during their academic attachment in Fiji and the clean-up exercise was their token of appreciation to the people of the west.

"Most of the students have been successful after attending educational programs in Fiji and this kind of community service is to thank the locals for allowing us to be part of their community," ) Hidekaza said.

"Many people see the clean-up as a boring event and that is the reason we have brought in a band to entertain the crowd.

"At first people were reluctant to join us but as the band boys started with their first number more locals joined in our campaign.

"We want to make this clean-up campaign a monthly event."

Mr Hidekaza said the campaign was to educate the people of Lautoka to respect and protect their environment.

"We want to play a role in maintaining a safe and clean environment for people to live in."

"The campaign is to also educate members of the public not to pollute the environment," he added.

The next clean-up campaign is planned for December 15.


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