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Training offers new promise

Atasa Moceituba
Thursday, July 03, 2014

WITH this year's Hibiscus event just around the corner members of the public can expect some changes in this year's festival.

Hibiscus Events Group public relations manager Lice Movono-Rova said this year's event would not have the ladies contestant category.

She said this was because of a low turnout and applications by contestants at the beginning of the year.

"The first being that by the time applications closed, there were still a low number of applications and unlike previous years when we could afford to extend the application period, this year we had to begin our training and awareness programs early."

Adding on Mrs Movono-Rova said the applications for each category were reviewed at the beginning of each year.

She said this year's event would be exciting because of the training programs the contestants would go through in the queens category, which had a vast number of participants.

"The 2014 Vodafone Fiji Hibiscus Festival will be exciting this year because the contestants join many young people of the Pacific who are climate activists.

"Aside from being a beauty pageant, we have taken the approach that these contestants have leadership skills, which, if nurtured, can aid in the effort to help Pacific Island countries adapt to and or mitigate the effects of Climate Change on human beings."

Ms Movono-Rova said this year's Hibiscus event was not just about beauty pageants but about young female leaders raising issues that were relevant to society and the country as a whole.








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