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Just Play a hit to island kids

Fiji Football Association Just Play manager Lavenia Yalovi said the progamme has reached Gau, Batiki, Nairai, Koro Island, Levuka, Bua, Dreketi, Savusavu and the Yasawa’s as well.
Yalovi said through the integration of key messages into sport– based games and activities, the Just Play Emergency Programme are able to target many schools through festival model, rotating station model and building capacity of teachers to continue with the 4 or 8 weeks programming model when the team exit.
“The Just Play emergency team covered seven schools and the total number of children reached during the programme was 725 in which 356 were females and 369 male students aged six to sixteen. Recently they were in the Yasawa group.
“An overwhelming reception from communities and schools for the programme and to the team as well which saw parents, teachers and community volunteers lend a helping hand to children during the Just Play emergency activities.”
She said in Levuka the Just Play emergency team covered 16 schools and staged three different festivals to primary and secondary school children as well.
“The Savusavu JP emergency team reached out to 809 children last week alone and it was amazing to see children with disability being part of the activities in schools as well. Included in their coverage on Monday is Nasavusavu School for Special Education in which a total of 26 students enjoyed the activities conducted by the Savusavu JP team.”
Yalovi thanked the Ministry of Education for allowing the Just Play Emergency programme to reach out to schools in the affected area.
“Not forgetting all our financial partners and OFC for having faith in Fiji Football Association’s Just Play Programme in reaching out to all communities.”