The Ministry of Youth and Sports in partnership with Spirit of Sharing (SOS) hosted the first Youth Culture Exchange program at the Namaka Primary School in Nadi.
Over 400 local youth joined 210 Australian students to enjoy cultural entertainments, arts and sports.
“Spirit of Sharing” is an organization that was founded in 2000 by Peter Cole, who at the time was 18 years of age.
It’s a renowned not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Australia.
Since the year 2000, Spirit of Sharing has been supplying medical, education and sporting equipment to hospitals, nursing stations, schools, organisations and villages across many islands in Fiji in the last 15years.
The Ministry is delighted in providing opportunity to Australian students to experience Fijian culture.
During these events Fijian schools and youth clubs are invited to participate in this exciting event.
It gives Fijian youth the opportunity to share a slice of their culture with Australian students.
This is an opportunity that no one should miss.
This is a very positive historic event, celebrating the close connection Fijians and Australians already have, and would like to strengthen by enabling great communication between the young people of both countries.
In return, Fijian students will take away a memory to treasure, having been introduced to Australian students and developing friendships.
This year will be the seventh year for the SOS Youth Cultural Exchange program.
The program is organized to have Australian students experience Fijian culture, arts and entertainments.
The next two event will on 27th November and 3rd December at the same venue.