I want to thank all the students who contributed to this year’s #OurConstitution Challenge through essays, videos, poems, and short stories. All together, we saw hundreds of submissions. As hard as it was, we have narrowed down all of those incredible contributions to five national winners. It is my privilege to announce those students today:
Our first winner is Rajeli Sakaria, a Year 8 student from the Bhawani Dayal Memorial Primary School, who gave us all some great tips on how to stay COVID-safe –– including by installing the careFIJI digital contact tracing mobile application.
The Year 11 students of Labasa College are among our winners as well –– with a sketch that shows how all of us can work together to keep Fiji COVID-Contained.
We are also awarding a duo from Rakiraki Methodist Mission School –– Year 8 students Jone Raibevu and Aminiasi Dalituicama –– who contributed a short and sweet spoken word performance.
Witha powerful essay, which we have since recorded for the nation to hear, Year 10 student Oswell Morell wrote his winning piece on how and why our constitutional right to health matters for every Fijian.
Last, but certainly not least, Year One student NES Natania Damudamu of the Gospel School of the Deaf has been selected as our fifth national winner for her video showing us, via sign language, how we can all help realise every Fijian’s constitutional right to health by properly washing our hands.
We are grateful to the parents and teachers around the country who helped us make this year’s Constitution Day a success. I hope you had fun with your videos, and all learned something along the way.
Congratulations to our winners, I look forward to hosting you all at State House.
Happy Constitution Day!