Passionate Steph Champions Healthy Living And Sports

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

There are some people that just enter a room and you could feel a positive, bubbly and confident vibe just radiating in buckets.

Stephanie Franet is one such person.

Steph is a small petite young woman but don't let her size fool you, her presence in a room around people is huge.

The Melbourne born 27-year-old is passionate when it comes to healthy living and sports, which was why she volunteered with the STOP Programme in FASANOC.

"I applied to the STOP Programme earlier this year because I liked the idea that sports was used in a positive way," Steph said.

"The Programme allows people to make more informed decisions to better their lifestyle and to do it through something fun and exciting like sport."

In the nine months that Steph was with the STOP Programme, huge changes were implemented.

STOP coordinator Jeegar Bhasvar said since Steph's first day, she has been coming up with ideas and insights on how to better the programme.

"With her help the STOP Programme has had a complete overlook and redesign," he said.

Steph is also accredited with coming up with interactive games that would help STOP Champions from getting their message across to the communities.

Since joining FASANOC and the STOP Programme, she said it had been hectic from day one.

"It has been a busy year for FASANOC, which took me away from my original focus," Steph said.

"For such a small office a lot of work is generated here."

Steph was also involved with preparing Team Fiji to the recent Pacific Games in Papua New Guinea.

"It has been a honour to have worked at FASANOC and with the STOP Programme.

"I learnt a lot and connected really well with the people I had the privilege of knowing which has been special."

Steph may have left FASANOC and the STOP Programme after nine short months, but she will not be forgotten.

FASANOC and STOP wishes Steph nothing but the very best in her future plans.


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