Youth work is something I am passionate about.
So imagine my excitement when I was told that I am one of the four finalists in the Pacific Region for the Commonwealth Youth Worker award 2016 (theme: Sports and arts).
You know that feeling like you are on Cloud 9! Yes, that was me.
I love engaging in Creative Arts spaces and to be told that I am a finalist for just that was beyond what words can express.
I am extremely thankful for the love, support and guidance I have received through my loving family and friends. They have helped me get to where I am.
A huge vinaka vakalevu (thank you very much) for the nomination and while I didn't take home the PACIFIC region award I am sure as hell grateful to be listed as a finalist. To be able to call myself the Fiji representative and to be placed among the great youth workers in the Pacific.
We may be a dot on the map but we strive to excel and I hope this award encourages my fellow youth workers to continue doing their best!
About ACT (Advocacy through Creative Techniques):
ACT is a creative arts youth group. We formed in 2014 and engage with youth to address social issues using creative arts. Our most recent project is to inform and educate communities about the SDG - Sustainable Development Goals.
Until next blog...