Just Play Programme has reached another height in implementing its development activities.
Just play team from SIFF office, with the commitment of regional coordinators, of north and north East Guadalcanal had staged another successful kids festival on the Easter Monday, 6th April at Gppol 2, Tetere.
The theme for the festival was; ‘Gender Equality.’
The festival was attended by five schools and three communities who attended Just Play training workshop at Nguvia school September last year. The schools were, Mbalasuna, Nguvia, Pitukoli, Sir Jacob Vouza and Tumurora. While for the communities they included, Fox wood, Komuvaulu and Tumurora.
The festival was organised for two age categories under 10 and 12. The festival was attended by 154 children, which 77 of them were girls, and another 77 were boys apart from more than hundreds of spectators.
For under 10 category, Sir Jacob Vouza scooped the first prize, a trophy with stationeries, seconded by Pitukoli; third by Tumurora both received stationery. For U-12, Nguvia was recipient of the first prize, a trophy with stationery. Followed by Fox Wood and third by Tumurora School, both receiving stationeries.
The Just Play Projector Manageress Maria Rarawa said, she was impressed at the pace, which Just Play activities are rolling out.
Mrs Rarawa further stressed that she was glad to see a lot of improvement with the skills shown and remarkable change with the attitude shown towards the girls.
Even more, for the girls to play good football at this age is something to be pleased with.
There is so much potential demonstrated by the children and obviously they just wanted to have fun and did enjoy the festival.
She thanked the children, parents, relatives, teachers, GPPOL Company and communities and Just play team for the support rendered.
Special acknowledgement goes to the donors and partners, Aus Aid, OFC, Football federation Australian, UEFA, UNICEF, SIFF and SIG through MEHRD, primary sector division.
The festival ended with prize presentation.