Young ambassadors excited to attend initiative in Russia

PORT MORESBY, 11 JUNE 2018 (THE NATIONAL) — Young ambassadors Justus Joseph and Bethany Pakakota have travelled to Russia to take part in the International Football for Friendship programme which is part of the Fifa World Cup.

12-year-old Pakakota, from East Sepik, will be reporting on the programme as a journalist.

Pakakota is a Grade 7 student at the St Joseph’s International Catholic College in Port Moresby.

“I am excited about the trip because this is my first time to travel to Russia, though I am a little worried about not having my parents with me,” Pakakota said.

Joseph, a Grade 6 student at the Koroboro International School in Port Moresby, said: “I feel good representing Papua New Guinea because I will be talking about friendship, but I am a little nervous.