VOA Champions Take Olympic Values To Schools
Voices Of The Athletes Champions paid a visit to close to 600 students from Vunimono Arya Primary School and Vunimono High School this week to share the Olympic Values with students.
FASANOC's Sports Training and Outreach Programme Coordinator Jeegar Bhasvar and VOA Champions, Kinisimere Ravai, Tessa Harman and Joana Lesi also advocated on issues including Non-Communicable Diseases, Anti-Doping and Environmental issues.
Ministry of Womens, Children and Poverty Alleviation Child Services Unit AusAID volunteer Candice Lever was also present at the Vunimono Arya Primary to spoke to student on the ministry's Helpline Services.
Students were appreciative of the topics which included the Olympic Values brought up by the STOP Champions.
VOA Champion Joana said this year, based on the three pillars Move, Learn and Discover, National Olympic Committees are organising sports, cultural and educational activities around the world.
"Olympic Day is a great opportunity to look at the contribution of sport to global social issues that can affect our community, such as education, health promotion, HIV prevention, women’s and girls’ empowerment, environmental protection, peace building and local community development.
Joana said the teaching of Olympic values which are excellence, friendship and respect was important in character building and visiting schools was a step up for the STOP Programme.
The FASANOC trip was part of its efforts to promote the Olympic Day Run which is on the 30th of June.