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Chand sets sail

Sherita Sharma
Saturday, December 08, 2012

A MEMBER of a pro-child rights and child-led organisation facilitated under the umbrella of Save the Children Fiji (SC Fiji) will represent Fiji in the Ship of the World Youth program.

The successful applicant, Kids Link Fiji (KLF) Northern rep Shristy Chand said the opportunity was a dream come true.

"In order to qualify for the program, the applicant needs to have the experience of being part of a youth group. It was through my participation with KLF that I achieved this great opportunity," Ms Chand said.

The 18-year-old said she came to know about the program through joining KLF and thanked the organisation for encouraging her.

SC Fiji child rights and participation officer Neriman Kashouli said Ms Chand eagerly applied when she heard about the Ship of the World program, which would begin its voyage early next year.

"The Ship of the World Program, with its many challenges, is a great opportunity for Ms Chand to expand her knowledge on other people and cultures, gain worldly experiences and improve her leadership skills and teamwork abilities," Ms Kashouli said.

Ms Chand encouraged all children to join SC Fiji's KLF group to play a role in child rights and safety.

"It is a fun-filled program where kids meet and interact with others to work towards a better community for themselves," she said.