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Atasa Moceituba
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

GREATER things are achieved when we work together — these are the words of one of this year's Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus queen contestants Joana Qica.

Sponsored by the Suva City Council, the outspoken Macuata lass said she hoped to raise awareness on issues which were important to her, such as those which affected families, communities, Fiji and the region.

Raised and brought up by her grandparents, the USP Commerce student said she loved helping people.

Ms Qica said she would not be the person she was today without her grandparents' guidance and upbringing.

"As a little girl, I always wanted to become a lawyer, hence my decision to pursue a law career.

"However, my degree program is in commerce because I'm hoping that having economics as my major will better lead me to specialising in corporate law, which is where my interest lies.

"Currently, I am a youth volunteer for Transparency International Fiji and have been since 2013. I have also done some work for two UNICEF campaigns 'End School-Based Violence' and 'Stop Bullying'."

Ms Qica said she loved meeting new people, visiting new places, surfing the web, and involving herself in organisations engaged in community work.

She said the festival would help her to advocate and raise various issues that needed to be addressed.

"I would like to help by contributing to the work already started within our communities. I would like to contribute towards the evaluation of initiatives to ensure young people are included."








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