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Child labour champ

Luke Rawalai
Friday, June 06, 2014

AS an aspiring nurse Alumeci Sevakasiga is happy to be of service to the public during the Northern Crime Prevention Carnival.

The 19-year-old is originally from Nabunikadamu in Bua and will be contesting in the queen's category during this year's carnival.

Ms Sevakasiga will be advocating on child labour.

"I believe that children belong in schools and they are not at a stage in their lives to be behind shop counters or on the roadsides earning money," she said.

"Parents that send their children to earn money for their families need to be taken to task.

"I am thankful that my parents even at this age do not believe in sending me out to earn money even though I am staying home right now waiting for applications to nursing school next year."

Ms Sevakasiga lives in Delailabasa and is the second eldest of five children.

"Child labour still happens out there and this goes unrecognised.

"I feel that more needs to be done to stop this evil practice as I strongly believe that children belong in schools pursuing a brighter future.

"I am glad to be part of the carnival to advocate on child labour, an issue that has been swept under the carpets a lot of time."


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