Sunny weather on Wed 10 April 2017 brought just under 80 children to the Nikao field, to participate in the 4th Village Festival for this year organized by the Just Play Program. Children were enthralled to try the various activities on offer while many parents gathered to watch their kids try their hand in Athletics, Rugby, Cricket, Badminton, Gymnastics, and Football.
The key message for the day ‘RESPECT’ highlighted the importance of educating our children on the subject. The aim is to help our children to grow up to be caring, thoughtful and socially conscious people. Part of this means raising them to believe in and stand up for equality.
Village Festival is an opportunity for children to come together in their community, have fun and experience a variety of activities where they also learn inportant social messages. Well done to all the children that got involved in this sporting and education experience
“It was pleasing to see the increased interest in the village of Nikao, with many new faces and also the support from parents” says Just Play Program Facilitator Michelle Paiti
Just Play is a sport for development programme supported by Australian Aid, New Zealand Aid, FFA, the UEFA Foundation for Children and UNICEF.