FASANOC VOA & Inclusive Cricket Programme Visits Schools

Friendship, Excellence and Respect are the values on which the Olympic Games prides itself on, and students with Special Needs at Arya Samaj Primary School learned about the importance of those values earlier this week.

FASANOC Voices of the Athletes (VOA) programme along with the Inclusive Cricket Programme advocated to students with Special Needs about the Olympic Values and what students can expect at this year’s Olympic Day Run on June 29th, 2018.

Eva Bogiva is a grandmother to six-year-old Joshua Dakai and she was thankful for the knowledge imparted to the students from the FASANOC and Cricket Fiji team.

"Learning about the Olympic Values is important for these kids with special needs," she said.

Mrs Bogiva's grandson has a walking disability but despite this she said it was important for her to have him learn about making friends, excelling in life and respecting others.

"These kids sometimes find it hard to make friends and because of this it holds them back and they in turn find it hard to show respect," she said.

"But after what they learned today, I'm thankful that FASANOC and Cricket Fiji came to show these kids that they can also live life to the fullest by having friends, excelling in school work and showing respect."

Mrs Bogiva was also thankful to the school for allowing children with special needs to be treated equally with those that do not have special needs.

FASANOC VOA Champion Matelita Vuakoso informed students of the importance of Olympic Values and how it would help them later in life.

She encouraged students to participate at the 2018 Olympic Day Run at the end of the month.

FASSANOC's VOA programme will be visiting schools throughout this month and is collaborating with the Ministry of Youth and Sports and its National Steering Committee on various events culminating on Sports and Wellness Day 29 June, 2018.


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