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Gucake's aim

Atasa Moceituba
Friday, July 04, 2014

RAISING issues that concern young disadvantaged children and the elderly are two of the key points 20-year-old Seini Gucake intends to advocate at this year's Hibiscus Festival.

The USP second-year student believes the Hibiscus Festival is a platform to highlight stories and struggles faced by senior citizens and the disadvantaged.

With her family regularly visiting charity homes and orphanages, this is something she is not new to.

"My family visits homes for the needy and the aged on a monthly basis. It's something we like to do together as a family.

"We often visit Home of Compassion, Old People's Home and Dilkusha Home," Miss Gucake said.

Her motivation for participating in this year's festival is to use the event to help encourage youths to be involved in team building, as well as helping and reaching out to others. "The event has a wide and solid platform which I believe is a good way to market Fiji to the world as a top tourist destination.

"In addition, the event enables us to advocate on challenging issues like the environment, child protection, women and youths' rights, human development and so it's great for community awareness."

Miss Gucake said her parents were the reason she decided to try out this year's festival.








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