Plans To Make The Walk For Children An Annual One

Talebula Kate | 21 August, 2017, 3:46 pm |

THE organisers of the “Walk for Education and Zero Tolerance against Child Abuse” are planning to make the event an annual one.

Savneel Sangeet who is the team leader for the walk which is currently taking place around Viti Levu said they have been receiving positive response and wonderful feedback from the public.

The Foundation for the Education of Needy Children in Fiji (FENC) had organised this 416km walkathon around Viti Levu with the aim to generate $100,000 to help needy children’s educational needs.

“The response from the public is excellent and we are planning for this to be an annual event,” Mr Sangeet said.

When contacted a while ago by the Fiji Times Online team, Mr Sangeet said they had started their walk from Namoli village this morning and began a 65km walk to Tavua Fijian School which is their next pit stop.

“We started off with five today and the other four had to be taken by our vehicle because they were a bit tired. I am the only one completing this leg of the walk,” he said.

But Mr Sangeet said the other four had completed 35km of today’s walk.

Meanwhile 12 high profile Fijians, including Miss World Fiji 2017, Nanise Rainima and renowned rugby players have pledged their support for this cause.

Miss Rainima who is also FENC Fiji ambassador will join in the walk later this week.