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Helping needy kids

Litia Vulaidausiga
Friday, June 20, 2014

THE chance to directly raise funds for underprivileged children was too much of an opportunity for Deepal Prasad to pass up.

The 19-year-old is among five young women contesting the queen's crown at the upcoming Farmer's Carnival in Lautoka.

"This is my first entry into a pageant and I'm excited to share my message, which is the importance of helping our young ones get educated," she said.

She is representing Drasa Sector and is sponsored by Formscaff (Fiji) Limited.

The second of three children, Ms Prasad completed her secondary school education at Lautoka Central College, and is now into her first year of law studies at the University of Fiji.

She didn't plan on foraying into a pageant and was invited by carnival organisers.

However, it's an opportunity she is excited about and hopes to make the most out of it in a bid to support children in need of school stationery.

"Children are our future and will in turn help our country prosper, so it is so important to give them the support they need."

The Farmer's Carnival is scheduled from June 21-28 at the Churchill Park festival grounds.








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