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Youths make it count

Ana Madigibuli
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

SEVENTY youths celebrated International Day for Persons with Disability and International Volunteers Day at the Fiji National Council for Disabled Persons (FNCDP) headquarters last week.

The youth members were from different organisations around the country.

They also participated at the three-day national volunteer conference organised by the Fiji Council of Social Services (FCOSS).

To mark International Volunteer's Day and International Day for Persons with Disability, the youths volunteered to stick 17,500 labels on ice cream containers which had been contracted to FNCDP by Tuckers Ice Cream.

FCOSS project officer Neil Maharaj said they decided to send the national volunteer conference participants to do volunteer practical work at FNCDP for first-hand experience on volunteering work.

"Young people are agents of change and we need to continuously engage them in community work and at all levels to prepare them to be better leaders of tomorrow," Mr Maharaj said.

Spinal Injury Association executive director and Vodafone World of Difference candidate Joshko Wakayasi said the volunteers were only given two hours to work and they did a tremendous job.

"Young people are very energetic, talented and all we need to do is to provide them with opportunities such as this," Mr Wakayasi said.

"Such opportunities not only enhance voluntary work but prepare new generation of volunteers in the country."

The volunteer activity concluded with a tour around FNCDP complex.





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