THE Samabula East Methodist Church 'mataveitokani' or youth wing and its affiliate, the Nabua Youth Club has planned a number of community projects for this year.
Members of the church's youth wing and the Nabua Youth Club are hoping to gain more public support and increase club membership through their community work. Group members organised a clean-up in Nabua on Saturday and spent their morning collecting rubbish around the Nabua area.
The group's clean-up route included Pikeu St, Oneata St, Finau St, Malima St, and Mead Rd while the sun beat down hard on their backs, they worked with zest and there was much laughter among them.
While 12 of the club's 62 members turned up, group member Apenisa Seru said it was a start and hoped the turnout would increase in the future. "The clean-up was given on a short notice so a low turnout was expected. We began cleaning up at around 9:30am and we finished by 1pm. It's hard work but it will have a positive outcome on our neighbourhood," Mr Seru said.
"Refreshments were prepared by other members. The 12 of us who are here have just been moving together along our chosen route. Our fun day is also on Monday," Mr Seru said.
Group member Joape Verebasaga said the club had a number of objectives for which they needed support to accomplish.
"We'd like to get our netball, volleyball, and rugby team going. We'd like to have our playing ground fixed up and have a netball and volleyball court set up.
"Hopefully our community work will indicate to authorities and the public that the club is active and making a positive contribution and will help gain support," he explained.