RECOGNISING the potential of youths, members of the Christian Mission Fellowship's Bua division aim to raise about $100,000 during a three-day bazaar for the construction of a youth training centre in the area.
The event, which started on Wednesday at the Wairiki Village grounds, featured 11 contestants, sale of food, handicraft items and also roadshows from various government departments and stakeholders.
Pastor Laisenia Vakau said there was a need to construct such a facility to cater for the increasing number of young people in the area.
"We have an existing youth centre here at Waitovure and we need to redevelop it so it can be used for workshops and other functions," he said.
"Also, the proposed centre is not necessarily meant for youths to come and spiritually learn but also others engaged in other activities such as vocational training. The centre will be opened to youths from all over the province of Bua."
Mr Vakau said the contestants represented districts that the church had established itself in.
"We are also organising a sevens rugby, netball and volleyball tournament and the money raised will be directed to the proposed facility.
"This bazaar is something new for us and we hope to raise the targeted amount."