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Hibiscus contestant to highlight the effects of abuse on children

Atasa Moceituba
Monday, July 07, 2014

A HIBISCUS Festival queen contestant this year aims to highlight child abuse and how children are affected by it in different ways.

With modelling, dancing and meeting new people listed down as her hobbies, Zaira Zureen Begg, sponsored by Friends Bar and Nightclub hopes to advocate and raise issues that concern children.

When asked why she decided to take part in this year's Hibiscus event, the 20-year-old said the event was another way in which she could voice her opinions and speak up about various issues she deemed relevant to Fiji's society.

"What motivated me to enter the Hibiscus contest is to advocate on holistic development of the younger generation of today.

"I am determined and I strongly believe in doing well for the community and Fiji as a whole."

Ms Begg said her family was the reason she decided to take part in the event.

"I would like to promote the message to children that you don't have to be defined by your circumstance.

"I'm hoping to speak out on the message that with the right opportunities, training and support, children of abuse can rise above what has happened to them and still succeed in life."

She hopes to become a flight attendant.





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