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Amazing Race in the capital

Torika Chandra
Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ABOUT 100 young people took part in the Amazing Race at the 2014 Vodafone Hibiscus Festival in Albert Park yesterday.

The race, which followed the same concept of the American reality television show The Amazing Race, was an initiative by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF).

"This year, UNICEF celebrates 25 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and throughout the year, we will hold several activities to commemorate the 25th anniversary," race co-ordinator Donna Hoerder said.

Ms Hoerder said 24 teams of young people from the ages of eight years to 25 years took to the streets of Suva at midday to collect clues.

"The teams visited several places that relate to a child's right such as births, deaths and marriages at Suvavou House (right to a name and nationality/birth registration) and Fiji Broadcasting Corporation (right to information) where they either collect their next clue or take part in an activity.

"To ensure the competition was fair to all, the clues were tailored to suit age categories. Volunteers, partner officials and UNICEF staff handed out clues to the appropriate age group when each team reached the pit stops."

The race was won by a team called Blended, while Cheeky Buddies and Touch Wood settled for second and third prizes.

Ms Hoerder said there were no plans yet to include the race as part of the Hibiscus Festival every year.

"We will have to weigh the benefits and costs and determine that at a later date.

"But we had a lot of fun and hope the participants as well as the volunteers enjoyed it too."








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