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Volunteers to assist

Arin Kumar
Friday, July 12, 2013

A GROUP of eight volunteers which include Tae kwon do medalists is in the country for the next two months to assist with the development of the sport in the country.

The group will also help the Fiji team in their preparations for the Pacific Mini Games which will be held in Wallis and Futuna from September 2 to 12.

A statement from the Korean embassy said they would participate in Tae kwon do classes conducted in Suva and visit other centres around Fiji.

"A group of Tae kwon do Peace Corps arrived in Fiji on July 10," said the statement.

Fiji Taekwondo Association national coach Master Ra said they would greatly benefit from the volunteers.

"Fiji has won a silver medal only in Tae kwon do at the Pacific Mini Games so far," he said.

"Taekwondo Peace Corps, equipped with skills and experiences, will provide intensive training to Fiji Tae kwon do team to win gold medals this year.

"That's why the largest number ever; eight volunteers are dispatched from Korea this time."

The statement said the general public could watch the group in action on the Asian night of the Hibiscus Festival as the group would give a demonstration and performance.

The World Taekwondo Federation established the Taekwondo Peace Corps in 2008 to provide more opportunities for youths in developing countries.


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